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Alex Pheby's Playthings was reviewed in the New York Times this week. In comics, the trailer for Realm of the Damned: Signum Draconis is now available to watch online. 

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Congratulations to Honno, who have three books on the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize longlist.

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In publicity news, two Oldcastle titles have been nominated for The CWA Daggers Awards 2018. In our events diary, The Waterfront Journals launches this Thursdsay 2nd July at Burley Fisher Books. 

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Alex Pheby's Lucia received a great write up in the Guardian, while The Mothers was selected for the last Black Girls Book Club before the series goes on hiatus. Turnaround also had a strong showing in the latest issue of The Bookseller. 


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Congratulations to Crystal Jeans, whose book Lightswitches are My Kryptonite was named the Wales Book of the Year in the English Language Fiction Category. 

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Some very strong press this week for our publishers, with multiple entries in Kirkus Reviews, The Bookseller, and on BBC programs. Click here for the bulletin. 

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Lucia by Alex Pheby was featured in the TLS and the Irish Post this week with rave reviews.

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This was my second London Comic-Con (my first was this year’s May event) and it was just as hectic; a non-stop parade of bright costumes, over-excited whooping and serious bargain hunting. My own quest for the most reasonably priced Pokémon plushie resulted in me buying precisely nothing, but I did have a lot of fun doing it. I also learned that there are now far too many Pokémon for anyone to realistically catch ‘em all. I mean, where would you keep them? Other lessons learned this time: flapjacks are essential for convention survival; there is only so much comfort to be gained from a pink unicorn before you start posing it into amusing positions; and that MCM is the only place where pub security guards will give you a funny look for not carrying an elaborate weapon on your arm…

 

And while I can’t pretend to know much more about the comic world than I did last time, I have at least learned the names of a few key characters and boned up on my Attack on Titan. I was slightly more conversant in the language of manga than I was last time – give me another decade and I might even be considered competently knowledgeable. It’s also nice to see that Turnaround’s stand now has a good reputation among the punters (‘the stall that sells all the good manga!’)

 

Favourite costume of the weekend? Cactuar from Final Fantasy. Whom I initially thought was a giant courgette.

 

I spoke pretty extensively about my thoughts on the first London MCM of the year in May, so this time I’ve handed over to my colleagues to have their say on another fantastic weekend of comic madness…

 

 

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Usagi Yojimbo may not quite be a household name over here, but the sabre-swinging series featuring the rabbit ronin (or ‘samurai bodyguard’) is hugely popular worldwide; considered key in the world of comics, and an important link between the manga comics of Japan and the superhero comics of the U.S. The series’ creator, Stan Sakai, first started drawing Usagi in the early eighties. Roaming an anthropomorphic version of feudal Japan, the rabbit samurai has no master, but takes on tasks from any aggrieved animals he encounters – always ensuring he sticks to the noble way of the samurai. Sakai originally intended to use Usagi as a support character in another series, but he grew so fond of the warrior bunny that he began to draw him exclulsively; Usagi’s first appearance came in the anthology Albedo Anthropomorphics in 1984, before he was given his own series in 1987. Since then, Usagi has not looked back, receiving four Eisner awards and being voted among IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Heroes. He has appeared on film with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (who returned the favour by appearing in his comics), and was the subject of a 2011 Los Angeles exhibition in Little Tokyo named ‘Year of the Rabbit’. Most recently he has been the star of his own android game, and his popularity shows no sign of dwindling as he reaches his 30th birthday this year. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Usagi will be hopping on to the London stage this Christmas in an audacious new production at the Southwark Playhouse. It’s the perfect production for kids of all ages with plenty of action and a strong anti-bullying message that will leave parents happy too! Turnaround stocks the entire Usagi range, so you shouldn’t need a carrot or a stick to be tempted to dip into this seminal series.Read More
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August is a contrary old thing, isn’t it? Never quite deciding whether to be part of Summer or Autumn, it annually sits on the fence, teasing us into thinking that, this time, it might be sunny for more than two days. Like Mary Berry, August is ostensibly placid and good-natured, inducing a cosy childhood nostalgia – but prone to unleashing venomous storms without warning and without mercy (OK, perhaps I’ve been a bit harsh on Mez-Bez there – but it’s only a metaphor, Bake Off fans). Anyway, despite the often tempestuous nature of August’s weather, there is plenty to be relied upon: music festivals, test cricket, the ever-earlier start of the Premier League, somebody spotting a shark/whale/kraken off Cornwall and, of course, the annual street blowout that is Notting Hill Carnival. In celebration of the carnival arriving this weekend, I’ve dug out some particularly Caribbean-flavoured books to feature in this edition of Back Catablog. First up, if you’re hosting a pre-post-or during party to celebrate this carnival weekend, you’ll be needing some delicious and foolproof recipe ideas for Caribbean-style treats. Look no further than Caribbean Cooking & Menus (LMH Publishing, £6.99) for inspiration. And if you’re in the mood for something brightly coloured to drink (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) then Jamaican Cocktails and Mixed Drinks (LMH Publishing, £11.99) should see you coasting through the weekend in a haze of pineapple chunks and paper umbrellas. Along with rum, the Caribbean’s other best known export is its music: reggae in particular. Producer extraordinaire Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee was at the heart of some of the most seminal music ever to leave Jamaica, producing Delroy Wilson, John Holt and Eric Donaldson, before shifting his focus to the burgeoning dub scene with his friend and collaborator King Tubby. Reggae Going International (Jamaican Recordings, £17.99) is a candid account of Lee’s time on the scene, and features a CD of some of his key recordings – the perfect soundtrack to Notting Hill, perhaps? And if you’re after a more socially-minded outlook on Caribbean culture, Thomas Glave’s exploratory and revealing collection of essays Among The Bloodpeople (Akashic, £11.99) should fit the bill for a deeper look at the issues facing the area today. Finally, if it’s good crime fiction you’re after, Akashic’s extraordinary Noir series is guaranteed to cover all corners of the globe – check out their exemplary collections on Kingston, Havana and Haiti (Akashic, all £9.99) for a great primer in the murky world of Caribbean noir. If you’re headed to the carnival (or even if you’re not), have a splendid Bank Holiday – I’ll be the one with all the purple feathers on and paper umbrellas sticking out of my hair.Read More
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