Flying Eye on Nomination

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We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in children’s book publishing – the BOLOGNA PRIZE for ‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’. The prize is for our children’s book imprint Flying Eye Books, which we launched two years ago and through which we now publish around 15 titles annually. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the largest international fair of its kind with its award for Best Children’s Publishers being split into 7 geographical territories. It is a great honour to be one of only 5 publishers selected in the European Category.

To be considered for this prize after such a short time is a huge boost for our whole team and we would like to thank all of our editors, designers and staff for all their hard work during this time. Most of all we would like to thank our artists and authors – this nomination is for you. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our colleagues at other publishing houses who voted for us – and indeed urge you all to vote for us at the fair!

http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/en/bologna-prize-best-childrens-publisher-of-the-year/nominations-2015/2540.html

Posted by angela on Mar 17th, 11:25am

Victor Hussenot Book Launch

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Hello friends!

If you happen to find yourselves in Paris this weekend then you’re in for a treat.  The wonderful Victor Hussenot is celebrating the release of his latest graphic novel The Spectators at Galerie Sergeant Paper, and you’re invited! Be sure to stop by the gallery on Saturday, March 14th at 3pm where there will be a one of a kind exhibition of original art from The Spectators. For those of you that make it on the day, you’ll have the chance to get your hands on an exclusive limited edition screen-print created for the show, AND (this is the big one) get to see Monsieur Hussenot himself give a graphic narrative performance!

If you can’t make it this weekend then fear not! On the following Saturday, March 21st, Galerie Sergeant Paper will be hosting a book signing session.

So there you go, plenty of The Spectators-related happenings around The City of Light.  For more information, don’t forget to check out Galerie Sergeant Paper’s blog.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, so make sure you stop by!

March 14th & March 21st, 3pm – Galerie Sergeant Paper, 38 rue Quincampoix 75004 Paris

Posted by angela on Mar 12th, 04:26pm

Creating Lost Property

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We’ve longed admired Andy J Poyiadgi‘s work and the opportunity to create a comic with him was something we absolutely relished. It is, therefore, with much excitement that we are releasing his book this March. Andy has delivered a captivating tale; witty and imaginative. So before Lost Property officially hits the shops, we took the time to catch up with Andy and find out a little more about the man and his mind.

Mr Andy J Poyiadgi:

I’ve always wanted to make comics. Here’s one of my earliest strips, age 9. I don’t think I even knew what comics were back then, they were just a few pictures side by side that told a funny story (usually involving a sleepwalking character).

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Posted by angela on Mar 3rd, 12:12pm

ELCAF 2015

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Preparations for ELCAF 2015 are well underway; venue’s being confirmed, artists booked, programme getting finalised, applications flying in, and excitement building into its inevitable  crescendo. Whilst we’re busy flitting about putting all the pieces in place we thought we should at least give you guys something to keep you going over the next few months. So, today ladies and gentlemen we are utterly thrilled to announce the artist-in-residence for ELCAF 2015 is none other than the multi-award winner illustrator Jillian Tamaki.

Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel This One Summer, received a Caldecott Honor (the first GN to be given the Caldecott nod) and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki will be releasing a collected anthology of SuperMutant Magic Academy in 2015, published by Drawn and Quarterly. We cannot emphasise how thrilled we are to have such a talented and remarkable artist joining us to celebrate ELCAF 2015!

For more ELCAf news, make sure you check into their Facebook and Twitter @ELCAFest.

Posted by angela on Mar 2nd, 03:56pm

This is My Rock by David Lucas

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March is an exciting time here at Nobrow and Flying Eye Books. We have five new titles itching to get themselves out onto the shelves, and among the new releases is one we are particularly thrilled to be showing you: This is My Rock by David Lucas. Lucas is the brilliant author behind A Letter for Bear and Lost in the Toy Museum, he is an enthralling storyteller and a superb illustrator. Before the book’s official release we caught up with David to talk a little about his influences, and what this book means to him . Let us present to you David Lucas:

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One of my usual ‘tricks’ to generate stories is to mix up ideas from my own life with imagery and themes from fairytales and legends.

I loved the Ladybird books when I was small and The Three Billy Goats Gruff was a favourite – I recognized the little goats’ pride in their big brother: I have lots of brothers – I’m the one in the middle in the photo. (My youngest brother John was born few years later.) Having five brothers, I’d like to think I’m an expert on sibling rivalry – and I’ve often thought it would be a good theme for a book.

My new book, This Is My Rock, is about four brother goats playing King of the Castle. (Six goats would have been a bit much, visually.)

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Posted by angela on Feb 23rd, 05:30pm

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