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When I was a kid, it would have been unthinkably cool to have a friend who wrote for 2000AD. Now I do. And he’s a very busy boy.

Here’s the splendid Jaspre Bark:

My book on Leonardo Da Vinci was translated into nine different languages and published all over the world. Here’s a link: (NB, link goes to .pdf download.)

The first four in the series of graphic novels I wrote to help improve literacy in 12 – 16 year olds in UK schools can be seen here:

On a totally different note my new novel is a gore soaked horror tome and coming soon from Abaddon books here’s a link to some advance publicity:

And I’ve got a few comic stories up on my Facebook page now.

Looking forward immensely to that Abbadon book, ‘Way of the Barefoot Zombie’!

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As hinted at earlier, My Beloved the Artist has her first London show. Here’s Kirsty to tell you about it…

I am delighted to announce that my first ever London show will take place this month at Prick Your Finger, which is a haberdashers crossed with an art space – an inspired combination, if you ask me.

…I’m going to be showing some of my pin work, which I’m very excited about because several of the pin pieces – including Quiver – have only been shown once before. Plus it’s been an age since I did my beloved Pin Ritual performance.

Prick Your Finger is at 260 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 OJD and the opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 6pm. The show opens on Friday 23rd January and runs until Saturday 28th February. If you’re in London, I hope you’ll get along to see it.

There will be an official opening on Saturday 24th January from 2-6pm. If you’re in the area please do come along and meet me. I will be performing Pin Ritual and I believe there are plans for tea and cakes.

There will also be additional pin performances on the following days:

Friday 23rd January from 1-3pm
Friday 27th February 1-3pm
Saturday 28th February, again 1-3pm

I think Kirsty’s pin pieces are some of the loveliest artworks she’s made, and the Pin Ritual is a delight.

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I’m lucky to have kith and kin who are doing great things in the world. So I’m gonna pimp them.

Author, bon-vivant and ex-Athanor cohort David Devereux has his second novel published at the end of this month. To celebrate this, there’s a rather special signing event:

Come and discover a whole NEW kind of signing! At 5:00pm on January 22nd, Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will be playing host to: –

Joe Abercrombie
Alex Bell
Mark Chadbourn
David Devereux
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Tom Lloyd
Suzanne McLeod
Steven Savile
James Swallow

To promote the release of David’s new book EAGLE RISING, we welcome a host of science fiction and fantasy talent to one event – an event to bring writers and fans together and to promote interest in new and different kinds of fiction.

This is a NEW kind of signing, bringing the authors out from behind their tables and giving their readers a chance to meet them and talk to them about their work. An array of fantastic books will be on hand to be picked up and signed – including works by every one of the writers present.

It’s a good book – the second in the series featuring the British black-ops combat-magician and all-round bastard, ‘Jack’. Well worth a look if your tastes incline in that direction.