- 2 day comic workshops with KS2s in Newport
- 20th Anniversary of our 1st Comic
- 6 track
- album review
- American Tour
- award nomination
- Aye Write!
- Book Week Scotland 2012
- Cherry Red
- comics in the classroom
- Creative Scotland
- Edwin Morgan comic adaptation
- Galashiels Museum comic workshops
- Graphic Novel Authors in Residence
- Graphic Novel Mentoring
- Graphic novel tips
- ipad game illustrations for Kelvingrove Museum
- Islay Book Festival
- Kelvingrove Museum comic workshops
- Life-size illustrations for Borders Textile Towerhouse
- Louis animation
- Mark E Smith
- National Library of Scotland events
- new LP 2013
- Olympia Building Workshops with P7s
- Patrons of Reading
- Pig series Illustrations
- Rosalie Lightning
- short stories
- The Fall
- The Fall Re-Mit music review
- The Infinite Corpse
- The Lakes Comic Art Festival Festival
- The Little Mermaid
- The Red Shoes and Other Tales
- The Red Shoes and Other Tales Deleted Scenes
- The Remainderer
- Time To Shine: Graphic Novel
- Tour for Guernsey Book Week
- visit to International School Eindhoven
- Waterstones Launch Party
- Winter's Tales comic
- work in progress
- Writer in Residence EIBF
Louis – Night Salad’s release is a month away, and the book has already made its way to the Forbidden Planet Blog’s most wanted list of forthcoming graphic novels, as well as Paul Gravett’s PG Previews for October releases. Overpixelated.net has already run a great review, and Bleeding Cool plugged the Night Salad trailer!
We’ve finally received copies of the Louis – Night Salad graphic novel, and we’re delighted with the result! The book is beautifully bound and printed, and has a pleasant weight!
Copies can still be ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors August Previews: item code AUG101077 LOUIS NIGHT SALAD HC (C: 0-0-1), page 297.
In the tradition of Little Nemo, Scotland-based creative team John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs of Metaphrog have brought forward a fanciful adventure story. Louis, the little hero from numerous previous Metaphrog titles, returns in a new stand-alone story perfect for young readers and the young at heart. Desperately searching a cure for his sick friend and automated pet FC, Louis embarks on a dreamy journey that is both real and fantastic: glass trees, impossible cliffs, cities beneath the desert, and a library which holds all knowledge in the world await him in the pages of Night Salad.
The art is hand-painted and vibrant, at once inviting and enchanting. Older readers will pick up on fascinating undertones as John and Sandra define a world where fruit must be assembled and all suburban houses are identical. If you love the unusual and delight in the unique, I highly recommend this title as a candy-colored touch of joy for your library.
A reminder that Louis – Night Salad is now available to order from Diamond Comic Distributors August Previews, item code AUG101077 LOUIS NIGHT SALAD HC (C: 0-0-1), page 297.
Release date: October 2010
96 pages- full colour- hardback
Highly acclaimed metaphrog return with a brand new stand-alone graphic novel: the moving tale of Louis’ quest for a cure to save his friend FC. A simple story of friendship, heart-warming and genuinely transporting. Beautiful hand-painted artwork packaged in an attractive hardback.
Diamond Previews Staff Picks: http://previews.diamondcomics.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=6&s=221&ai=97417&ssd
We’ve just finished the trailer for Louis – Night Salad!!
Our friend hey from Berlin (who worked on the music for Louis – Dreams Never Die), has made an amazing soundtrack inspired by Bach’s beautifully emotive “Air on a G-string” and also by Delia Derbyshire’s version.
It really captures the mood of the book!
Louis – Night Salad is now available to order from your local comic shop via Diamond Previews, item code AUG101077, page 297.
Pick up a Previews catalogue and place your preorder at a comic book store in your neighbourhood: http://www.comicshoplocator.com
Louis – Night Salad will be out in October 2010.
We can now announce that Louis – Night Salad, our new graphic novel, will be out in October 2010! It will be available to order from Diamond Previews in August. We’ll also be posting some preview pages and an online trailer then too, so watch this space! www.metaphrog.com/louis
Finally, we’ve completed our new graphic novel, Louis – Night Salad. Here they are, more than 90 pages, all hand painted. It took a while! Some of the pages (a big chunk of the book, come to think of it) were redone, some of them as many as 3 or 4 times!!! It’s the first time we’ve reworked a book so much. Can’t wait to see the book printed!!!
A few weeks ago, our friend hey from Berlin, who wrote the song for Louis – Dreams Never Die, sent us a really nice parcel with the latest hey-o-hansen cd release. It was wrapped in a cd mailing box which had originally been used five years ago by Kristin, then singer with múm, to send their remix version of hey’s song for the Louis – Dreams Never Die release.
The package came complete with a sketch drawn by Kristin (image below), and receiving it as we breakfasted one Saturday morning was most unexpected. We’d never seen it before and didn’t know this part of the story. The box had travelled all around the world to reach hey in Berlin: múm had recorded their version then left to go on tour, forgeting completely to post it to him. A while later, while in Australia, they finally mailed it. Five years on, it reached these Scottish shores. It reminded us of the fantastic people we met and the friends we made through the collective work we all put into this project.
hey-o-hansen’s new release is a complilation of rare and unreleased austrodub tracks from 1995 to 2009, and makes for an excellent introduction to their wonderful music. Although broadly speaking sounds from the dub universe it is filled with hey-o-hansen’s amazingly unique sense of melody and also contains the song dreams never die (to fc). You can listen to a sample on their website: http://heyrec.org