I have received word that the ink has dried on the contracts and today I can tell you some very excellent news. For all you pony-eyed hacks who said I’d never amount to nuthin’, how I was destined to stay in the gutter where I belonged, well booyahsucks to you!! You were wrong.
Deal with it.
Actually, no one ever said any of those things to me. At least, not to my face.
But even if they had, I would have silenced the jokers with this latest news:
The first thing you need to know is that this book is unlike any other you have ever read.
The second thing is that the sentence directly above this one is absolutely true.
The third thing (if things one and two haven’t already got you reaching for the pre-order button) is that I am illustrating a brand new book called ‘Freaks!‘ which is going to be published by The Friday Project in Spring 2012.
The official quote from TFP is that ‘Freaks!’ is “a unique collaboration“, and it sees me provide the illustrations to some dazzlingly original, off the wall and downright mental stories penned by brilliant authors Caroline Smailes and Nik Perring.
* Nik Perring – author of acclaimed collection of very short short stories, Not So Perfect, was published by Roast Books last year.
* Darren Craske – illustrator of Freaks, is also a novelist with his Cornelius Quaint chronicles hailed as ‘a boisterous comedy with hairpin plot twists‘ by The Times.
Peace in the valley!