Book List: Young Adult authors

Book List: Young Adult authors

With many kids now on their summer holidays, in this Clear Spot, Alex Fitch looks at two authors who are writing books aimed at the ‘tweenage’ audience. Philip Reeve discusses his award winning Mortal Engines series, his interest in steam-punk fiction and his new novel Goblins!; Jodi Picoult talks about her first Young Adult novel, Between the Lines, co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer, as well as her interest in comic books as displayed in her novel The Tenth Circle and her short run on Wonder Woman.

Cover + interior illustration of Between the lines, cover of Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult / covers of Mortal Engines + Goblins by Philip Reeve, promotional art for Seawigs by Reeve + McIntyre

Cover + interior illustration of Between the lines, cover of Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult / covers of Mortal Engines + Goblins by Philip Reeve, promotional art for Seawigs by Reeve + Sarah McIntyre

(Originally broadcast 23/07/12 on Resonance FM)

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other formats you can download / stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Philip Reeve’s blog, including info on Goblins! and his forthcoming collaborations with Sarah McIntyre
Jodi Picoult’s website, including info on Wonder Woman and Between the lines
Official Mortal Engines website
Read Mortal Engines short prequel: Urbivore by Philip Reeve
Scholastic page on Philip Reeve
Info about the Between the lines at hodder.co.uk
Unabridged audio version available fromWhole Story Audiobooks at www.wholestoryaudiobooks.co.uk
Hodder and Stoughton page on Jodi Picoult

Recommended events:

Gosh! comics events

Ellipsis launch

Artist Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop) will be launching his new comic Ellipsis at Gosh on July 27, from 7 to 8:30pm. There’ll be original art on display, free booze, and Tom will happily sign copies.

Friday July 27th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR / www.goshlondon.com

Support Tripwire 20th anniversary book

Over the last twenty years, TRIPWIRE has been covering comics, TV and film with interviews and columns by now-famous names like Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis. Still running as an annual publication, it continues to run feature-length articles and one-off artwork cover commissions.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of TRIPWIRE, and to commemorate this milestone, Unbound are working with editor-in-chief Joel Meadows to crowd-fund a beautifully bound hardback celebration of the publication. It will be filled with the sort of content that has garnered praise from many of the biggest and best names in genre over its twenty-year existence. Art from genre and comic geniuses Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Drew Struzan (Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones), Duncan Fegredo, Frank Quitely, Walter Simonson, Chris Weston, Howard Chaykin and many more. Classic interviews and features that have made TRIPWIRE’s reputation, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Peter Milligan and Guillermo Del Toro

This ultra limited hardcover edition will only available through the Unbound website. The more you pledge, the more collectibles you can get your hands on and remember – we can’t do it without your support.

More info at www.unbound.co.uk

Sina Sparrow exhibition at Blush Bar

Small press creator Sina Sparrow (aka Sina Evil) is exhibiting a selection of his recent comics work entitled ‘Girls and boys’, featuring deconstruction of homoerotic superhero art and homages to Donna Summer.
Exhibtion runs from 8th June – 8th August 2012

Blush Bar, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6BD

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Co-presenter / producer of "Panel Borders", Thursdays 5pm Resonance 104.4 FM. Film reviewer for www.electricsheepmagazine.com Podcaster for www.sci-fi-london.com