Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Live at Leeds

Last week saw us visit Leeds for Thought Bubble 2011 and the Leeds Graphic Novel Awards.

We were thrilled to learn that Louis - Night Salad was one of the books shorlisted for the award (and delighted with the diamond shaped prize we received).

On the afternoon of Friday the 18th, children from several schools in Leeds gathered for the ceremony, an afternoon away from school which they really enjoyed!

We gave a short talk about working on Louis - Night Salad, along with presentations from the fabulous Sarah McIntyre and the equally fabulous Etherington Brothers, who were also on the shorlist.

It was great hanging out after the talk with our fellow contestants and with everyone involved from the school libraries and Leeds Central Library, and also last year's winner Dave Shelton who handed the prize to Sarah! Books and posters and postcards were signed by all of us, photographs were taken, muffins were eaten. Many thanks to Debbie Moody of Leeds Central Library for inviting us to talk and for organising this wonderful event.

That evening saw us attending the busy opening party of the Thought Bubble Festival at the Marriott. We had a fantastic time at the convention, and our stall was even kitted out with an additional drop-in colour-in workshop table.

Kids and adults came and had fun or just chilled out colouring Louis in!

And even some zombies couldn't resist!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Louis - Red Letter Day out now!

Today we are very excited to see the release of Louis - Red Letter Day.

It looks AMAZING! Totally redrawn and repainted.

Some of you may remember the original comic: a multiple Eisner Award nominee (for Best Graphic Album New and Best Title for a Youger Audience), and Ignatz Award nominee for Promising New Talent, back in 2000.

Click to enlarge and spot the difference!

We still love Louis - Red Letter Day, and wanted to make it available again in this new hardback edition. And, we've even added a bonus "making of" section, revealing some of the secrets of how we create the Louis stories!

Buy Louis - Red Letter Day