Posts by James @Magpie_That


The Really Abominable Snowman By Valentina Mendicino

In the words of Valentina – WARNING! Contains fur, cupcakes and social networks – read carefully!

A laugh-out-loud funny story about Milo, a lonely and misunderstood abominable snowman, who will try just about anything to make some friends.

- Walker Books

The illustrations look good enough to eat, although this would be at the expense of your waistline.

The pages are a mix of vibrant, candy colours and wonderful characters. It’s a delightfully fun picture book to feast your eyes upon. The kids will love it!

Oh and there’s a spectacular fold out towards the end.

Publication details:
Format: Hardback
Published: 06 Nov 2014
Price: £11.99

The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack, illustrated by Kurt Wiese

Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book’s hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Ping’s misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese’s warm and poignant illustrations.

- Amazon


Art Heroes Presents Endangered and More Strange Stories

Endangered and More Strange Stories contains four, all-ages strips, 36 colour A4 pages and 4 pages of comic making tips and worksheets.

Art Heroes is run by Daniel Clifford & Lee Robinson

Daniel Clifford was born in South Shields, 1986. Having been taught to read by comic books in the early 1990s, Daniel aims to create new comics that can inspire today’s young people to read. His published work (including the Sugar Glider comics) has been intended for an all-ages audience. He organised comic book workshops around North East England for over two years before starting Art Heroes with Lee Robinson.

Lee Robinson was born in Hexham, 1986. He has worked on a variety of projects as an illustrator and cartoonist, earning an Animation Foundation Degree in the process. Lee’s comic book work began with guest appearances in the Sugar Glider titles, and continues through Art Heroes workshops and publications.

Check out their website

You can also follow Art Heros and Lee on twitter.