Archive for October, 2009

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Mr Theophilus invites you to dine…

Meet Mr Theophilus… He’s the star of an experiment I’m doing over at Trapped By Monsters. During the next few weeks I’m seralizing a short story of mine called Jethro’s Ace of Hearts. I’ve broken it down into thirteen chunks, each one of which – to my enormous glee and delight – has been beautifully […]

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009

“Quite famous”? Hee hee hee!

Here’s a nice piece of Black Tat art that was sent to me this week: ebirk wrote: Charlie with the Scourge on his back in Hell. Thank you for the opportunity to submit my art. Thank you for sharing it, Ethan! Whenever my stories inspire people to do or make stuff, that gives me an […]

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Monday, October 19th, 2009

The dreaded THIS AND THAT

I recently received this from my friend, the brilliant illustrator Barnaby Richards: Long-term Trapped By Monsters followers might remember Barnaby’s work from last February, when he sent us poor, captive authors a Message of Support. The monsters certainly do: his ’support’ was for the monsters! If you feel the urge to create some monster art […]

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Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Trent No Tremble

Some people might find the sight of two hundred expectant young faces looking up at them to be somewhat alarming. Not me. Yesterday I did my stuff at Trent College, near Nottingham, and spent most of the day cackling like a loon. 😀 A huge and gleeful thank you to everyone in my sessions there […]

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009


This week (Oct 5th-11th) is the Booktrust Children’s Book Week – a celebration of reading for pleasure for young people here in the UK. The theme this year is Words and Pictures. Their focus is on picture books, which is awesome of course. But I and my fellow cave denizens at Trapped By Monsters have […]

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