Monthly Archives: August 2010

Guest blogger: I.N.J. Culbard on ‘The Three Page Problem’

Every time I finish work on a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel the last panel I draw and letter has some appropriate line that sums up the journey’s end.  For example, in A Study in Scarlet it was “and freedom lay … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Catherine Anyango on the subliminal in ‘Heart of Darkness’

Hello, I’m Catherine Anyango. I recently created the graphic novel adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness for SelfMadeHero. I’ll be writing a series of blog posts about illustrating the book. This first post goes through some of the graphic devices … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero in the TLS

SelfMadeHero in the TLS Originally uploaded by SelfMadeHero Get a load of us in the Times Literary Supplement! A few year’s ago we had a lovely review of Emma Vieceli’s Hamlet in the TLS, which said that her Hamlet was … Continue reading

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Quixotic

Sancho by Rob Davis We are delighted to announce our latest graphic novel adaptation! The artist and adaptor is none other than the enormously talented Rob Davis, who’s been working on a pitch for SelfMadeHero for a while now. It’s … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Worlds of Dr Hunter S Thompson: Part 1

Will Bingley is the author of Gonzo: a Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson, the latest in SelfMadeHero’s graphic biography series. It is available to pre-order from Amazon for £11.24 via our store. This is Will’s second post in an … Continue reading

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‘Piss, Blood and Shit’ – Rowson goes North of the border

Martin Rowson’s, Tristram Shandy Martin Rowson, author of the graphic novel adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s masterwork The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, will be appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Martin will be in conversation with … Continue reading

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A reason to buy the Financial Times this weekend

A reason to buy the Financial Times this weekend Originally uploaded by SelfMadeHero If you pick up the Financial Times this weekend you’ll get three free recipes from the bestselling Moomins Cookbook. Don’t say we never give you anything!

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Nana Li – life of a manga artist

This is an Issuu player, click on it… we double dare you! Last year we published the simply breathtaking Manga Shakespeare title, Twelfth Night by Nana Li. As with all the titles in our Manga Shakespeare series, each artist is … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities – London and Paris (and Tokyo)

This month the lovely folks over at NEO Magazine have begun an exclusive serialisation of our forthcoming Dicken’s adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities. If you’ve not read the original story, don’t worry! All we’ll say about it in this … Continue reading

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UK Manga exhibition in London – 6 August-5 September

‘Goneril’, a page from Ilya’s ‘King Lear’ sketchbook From West to East and East to West, the hybrid artform that is manga (the Japanese for ‘comic strip’) continues to develop in many different directions. The exhibition at Idea Store Whitechapel will present … Continue reading

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