Early this morning, While England Slept, Sarah McIntyre was putting on her awesome new hat and making her way to the studios of Radio London 94.9, there to enthuse to Saturday Breakfast Show presenter Jo Good about art and comics and our new book, Oliver and the Seawigs. Here's a link to the interview...
On Wednesday next week we'll be launching Seawigs with an event at Daunt Books in Marylebone. It's free, but you need to phone or e-mail to reserve a place, and tickets are going fast!
Then on Thursday (5th Sept) we'll be off on a whirlwind signing tour of London bookshops. If you'd like to meet us on our way round, and maybe have us sign and draw in your copy of Oliver and the Seawigs, this is our schedule (though these times are approximate: if the shops are busy and traffic is bad we may end up running a bit late). 10am – Hatchards Piccadilly 10:30am – Waterstones Piccadilly 11:30 am – GOSH! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho Noon – Blackwells Charing Cross Road 12:30pm – Foyles Charing Cross Road 1:30pm – Foyles Royal Festival Hall
There seems to be quite a buzz about Seawigs, which I very exciting - I can't remember this happening with any of my other books. It partly proves what a good idea it was to work with the magnificent McIntyre, but it also has a lot to do with our publisher, Oxford University Press. It's great to be working with a team who really understand and love the book, and are making such an effort to get it noticed. I'll be doing my best to help by donning clingfilm wig and/or matelot hat again next week, and frantically practising the Sea Monkey shanty on my ukelele. But don't let that put you off. Hope to see you there!