Archive for December, 2009

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Christmas Kraken

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for one of my absolute favourite monsters, THE KRAKEN. Reprising the classic look from Ray Harryhausen‘s original film, the Kraken appears for a whole gleeful climactic eighteen seconds in the current trailer(2) for the soon-to-be-released remake of Clash of the Titans. To my enormous delight, the Kraken was [...]

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Not Outfoxed at Oxted

I’d thought I was all finished with school events for 2009 but today I got to do a bonus one, having been invited at shortish notice [via TBM] to talk to Year 8 students at Oxted School, Surrey. The group were a little quieter than I’ve been used to lately. In fact during my readings [...]

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009

The Sound of Muse-Sick

You know, in some ways being kidnapped by monsters and held prisoner in a cave for nearly a year isn’t quite as bad as it might be. For one thing (and maybe I’m reaching here, but…) thanks to the monsters’ internet connection, I haven’t been deprived of music. Not at all long ago, a music [...]

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Friday, December 4th, 2009

‘A Squid And Some Pork’

…That, in case you’re wondering, is what I was told the unforgettable image on the cover of my new book CRAWLERS was made of. At yesterday’s Random House Children’s Books Christmas Party I got the chance to meet, thank and congratulate the person responsible, namely RHCBUK’s in-house design genius Rhys Willson. He’s clearly a man [...]

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