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James Turner’s Steampunk, Medieval Myths, and More…

When the largest dragon ever seen descends out of the night sky and sets the royal tournament aflame, Theo escapes to help. He saves a crippled steam knight, Sir Bentham, from the blaze, assisted by Bentham’s pugnacious squire, Riley.

Together, they decide to hunt the monstrous dragon down — before it can kill again.

But nothing is as it seems, and Theo soon finds himself caught up in an adventure that will turn his entire world upside down…

James Turner’s new young readers’ novel ‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron’ is now available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon.
 

February 21, 2018

James Turner releases new young readers’ novel, Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron.

‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron,’ is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that brings together steampunk and medieval myths, pitting noble knights in steam powered battle machines against dragons. The feudal Kingdom of Adyron is mired in injustice, and even the heroes have something to hide.

The novel is available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon. Watch the trailer below:

Young Theo Paxstone aspires to a better life. A mechanic at a steam mech repair shop, he slaves away under the sharp eye of the ruthless Master Grimes, along with dozens of other orphan boys. The biggest and meanest of them, Grant, has in it for Theo and his best friend, Ollie, the shop’s parts-spotter cockatoo. The chatty bird helps keep Theo going, as every day is a struggle for survival.

January 22, 2018

Ghosts and Christmas: Carolyn Gowdy in The Spectator Magazine

Here is a link to special Christmas 2017 issue of The Spectator Magazine. Carolyn has illustrated the Christmas Ghost Story by Andrew Michael Hurley. You can see the story and Carolyn’s illustration here.


December 15, 2017

Eric Kostiuk Williams’ New Graphic Novel Is Coming Soon

Towers of steel and glass are decimating Toronto’s neighbourhoods, replacing communities with condos. Can socially motivated revenge save the city from condo hell? We’ll see. Condo Heartbreak Disco, Eric’s new graphic novel, due to be published on May 16, 2017, explores the damage wrought by unchecked capitalism in a psychedelic romp through the near-future landscape of urban Toronto.

Available for pre-order on Eric’s website or through Amazon.




March 30, 2017

Deshi Deng’s Latest Piece for Vice

Deshi Deng created this piece for Vice’s article on Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West,’ a beautiful novel about the ‘migration apocalypse.’

March 24, 2017

R.O. Blechman’s Latest Two Books.

Published by Fantagraphics, Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet is a rags and riches tale of two Mozart-esque half brothers who face the trials and tribulations of fame as their different life stories intertwine and finally come full circle.

Published by Dover Graphic Novels, Georgie: The Story of a Man, His Dog, and a Pin is a sweet and tragic man-and-dog story.

March 2, 2017

An Odd Sea Book Launch

Blair Drawson announces a launch of his new book, An Odd Sea.
Thursday, December 8th, 7 to 9 pm, in the lobby of OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

An Odd Sea, in 256 pages of text and with 41 black and white illustrations, retells Homer’s Odyssey with naughty humour and a freewheeling disregard for time or historical fact.

Please join Blair on Dec. 8. Pick up a copy. Pay for it. Have it signed, if you like. Only $39.50!

Blair Drawson - An Odd Sea
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December 2, 2016