It’s out at last. After five years of writing and illustrating and designing, Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black
is published on May 2nd in the UK by Walker Books. With a wonderful illustrative ‘voice’ by Alexis Deacon to carry our words along, and gorgeous design work behind the scenes by the team at Walker, this is a book of which I am very proud indeed.
We’ll be at the Imperial War Museum on the morning of May 22nd to sign copies, and at Forbidden Planet in London on the Saturday 25th.
Ruby is finally set to make the long journey home to conclude her trilogy. The final instalment of GHOSTS OF SHANGHAI will be called RETURN TO THE CITY OF GHOSTS and will be out in January 2018. I’ve just been drawing some of the means by which she might make the run for Shanghai - a few pictured below…
EVERYTHING HAS A SHADOW…
To celebrate publication of Shadow of the Yangtze
post your photos of shadows and shade to the Julian Sedgwick Writer page on Facebook.
Your own shadow, your friend’s, a strange tree, a building or animal. Anything you like.
The best entries will win signed copies and posters
of Shadow of the Yangtze
and Ghosts of Shanghai.
Closing date May 31st 2016. Images must be your own work and belong to you! Winners will be notified by FB...
The sequel to Ghosts of Shanghai will be published at the beginning of April this year.
Ruby and Charlie undertake a journey into the war-torn and ghost-ravaged interior of China, and sail deep into the Shadow of the Yangtze...
Here’s a preview of the jacket.
Marcus and I are delighted that Dark Satanic Mills has been shortlisted for the 2015 Kate Greenaway Prize.
John and Marc’s work on the book deserves all the attention and credit it gets and it’s lovely to see our graphic novel nestled amongst such strong company from the other shortlist-ees!
Delighted to announce that US rights for Mysterium have been sold to Carolrhoda, an imprint of Lerner Books.
Publication schedule yet to be finalised, but Carolrhoda are keen to expand their mid grade list and want Mysterium to be a centrepiece (‘centerpiece’ maybe?) for that.
I’m really looking forward to supporting US publication and see the Mysterium Circus make landfall there...
Here’s a nice shot of a fading evening sky behind the trusty torches to announce that The Black Dragon
has been shortlisted in the Senior category of the 2014 Rotherham Children’s Book Awards. The ceremony is on June 10th and I’m delighted to see Mysterium on the list with some other wonderful titles. See details here: https://public.rgfl.org/RCBA/Pages/Shortlist2013.aspx