In my last post I mentioned an up and coming stall on the Mechanised Market at this year’s Waltz on the Wye. Well I’m pleased to announce that the event will also see the launch of a new series of books that will be written by James Richardson-Brown and illustrated by me!
‘The Brajj’s Guides The Life of the Air Kraken’ will be the first of several guides created for steampunks about the various species that they might encounter on their adventures!
As the title suggests this book tackles the Air Kraken! With 31pages featuring 11 full-page illustrations and recounts man’s historic struggle against this fearsome beast up right up to ‘present day’ also discussing the science, physiology and social effect of the Krake Volanti!
Priced at £2.50 in paperback or £1.50 for the electronic version, this book can be pre-ordered right now! Anyone pre-ordering the book will also be sent on a quest to discover a dark secret about the Air Kraken! And on the 18th of April one randomly selected person will receive a free copy of the book signed by James and myself, along with a goody bag of assorted artefacts!
And that’s not all! There is a second competition open to all that buy the book who simply complete this sentence “I think the next Brajj’s guide should be ______ because _____.” The winner will receive a very special prize, namely the opportunity to be immortalised, (in text and illustration) as a character in the next guide!
Here’s a preview page...
As a life long, armchair Cryptozoologist I have found illustrating the guide to be a real treat. As a child I grew up reading ‘The Unexplained Magazine’ and watching television shows such as ‘Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World’ ‘Michael Aspel’s Strange But True?’ along with anything presented by the Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe! So to be able to bring this ‘mythical’ creature ‘to life’ along with James, (who as far as arch-nemesis go is actually quite talented) has been delightful, I look forward to seeing you all and hearing your feedback in May!
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