Friday, 1 June 2012

ABC London Give-Away!


ABC London will be published a week today on the 7th June by Frances Lincoln! Written by James Dunn and illustrated by some loon with a pair of scissors and a glue-stick, it has already had a nice mention in the Bookseller:

This unusual alphabet picture book really caught my eye. Celebrating London's unique, diverse culture with entries like "B for Brick Lane", it's got a contemporary feel and lots of gift book potential.

To celebrate this super occasion I'll be giving away a signed copy of the book.

All you need to do to enter is either leave a comment below or tweet all about it, including the hashtag #ABCLondon, so I can find you! (You can do both for two entries.)

My first signing will be at The Book Barge (Barton Marina, Staffordshire) on Saturday 9th. There will be a London landmark themed treasure hunt with a prize! It would be lovely to see you there if you live Midlands-ward.

Future ABC London events include Just Imagine in Chelmsford, Essex on the 18th and 19th June and Under the Greenwood Tree in Clapham, London (date to be confirmed).

Here is B is for Brick Lane, C is for Changing of the Guard. As most letters are only single pages I tried to connect each side of the double spread in some way to make it into one whole illustration.


  It seems so long ago that I was working on this, I remember posting this photo on Facebook...


Ah, for the days of working late into the night cutting out the word 'Beigel' in teeny tiny letters.

Competition closes at midnight BST on the 6th June. Good luck!

32 comments:

Emma Collins Ba (Hons) said...

Ooh how exciting!!! Congrats on your beautiful book! I'm sure you'll sell a lot of copies :)

Marloes de Vries said...

Thank you for the give away! I would like to enter please. Also tweeted about it.

Julie Caves said...

Some of my favourite people are loons who like to cut and paste :-)

Katherine said...

WOW. What a fab book! Absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to send it to my 1-yr old nephew in Canada who's growing up without her Aunt as I'm in London!

Katherine said...

Oops forgot to add, I've tweeted about the book :) @KookyKaty

Laura said...

Hurrah! Congrats on the final book :)

irrimiri said...

tooootally taking part in this giveaway hihi. Figners crossed. Love the illustrations.
But how do you work? You make a mock-up on your computer first and then start cutting and gluing with paper? It's so interesting, but I can imagine it's a slow process at the same time. I couldn't work with this technique even if my life depended on it, hihi. ;D
Congrats with your new book!
x

Miriam

Holly Blackman said...

Lovely book, I would live to be entered into winning this smasher!

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Looks fantastic! Congratulations!

vicki said...

Mega Mountains of Cheers for you!!! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy...one way or t'other!
;^)

Gulcin said...

Great giveaway! Tweeted about it!

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Kimberley Scott said...

Congratulations, it looks fantastic. I massively admire your patience to cut and paste all those intricate little pieces!

Briony jose. said...

Beautiful book :) Congratulations.

Maria Bogade said...

Oh this looks so lovely! Congratulations on the wonderful book! And please count me in for your giveaway!!!

Bryony said...

Wow, congratulations Kate :) it's great! I love seeing photos of the actual collages, it must be such painstaking work, but really fun.

Sara O'Leary said...

Oh that is so lovely!

Gemma Luker said...

looks beautiful, cant wait to get a copy!

Lesley Barnes said...

Kate this looks amazing! I loved magpie's treasure and this looks even better! congratulations it's such a huge achievemnet getting a book finished and published!

Flora said...

Wow, this looks something special! Congratulations! Also, I love your "loon with a pair of scissors and a gluestick" description :)

Brian Moses said...

Looks brilliant Kate. Still hope we can work together one day.

Manola C. said...

Ooh congrats! It's so beautiful! :D
I also tweeted about it.

Kickcan & Conkers said...

This looks great! Fingers crossed!

Laura Wood said...

Yeah to giveaways!:) The book looks STUNNING!!

Vanessa said...

I remember you tweeting pictures from this book as you were doing them. It looks amazing. I'd love to win a copy for my daughter.

Charlotte Stoddart said...

Looks wonderful - and perfect timing for the summer events where London is going to become CRAZY! Exciting to see it in the bookshops :) X

Emmeline Illustration said...

Ahh so lovely! Great work Kate. I'll leave a twittwoo about it too x

Kristyna litten said...

This looks absolutely beautiful KAte. I would love a copy

haecceity78 said...

It's so hard to remain focused on the end result when doing something so time consuming but, as you can see, it was more than worthwhile. Gorgeous stuff!

Damyanti said...

What a stunning looking book

rinz said...

oh pleaaaaaaaase pick me pick me pick me!!! Love the book! Congrats!