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Nice work, Hilda!

Hilda’s adventured her way onto the front cover of the lovely independent magazine ForeWord Reviews. The picture is a still from Luke Pearson’s latest book chronicling the young heroine’s expeditions – Hilda and the Bird Parade.

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Welcome to a world of awesome robots!

Well it’s here… prepare for a world of Awesome Robots invading cities across the world as we launch the first title in our brand spanking new children’s list. ‘Welcome to your Awesome Robot’ by Viviane Schwarz will be released this month on the Flying Eye Books website and is available to order for your shop (if you have one) through our UK distributors Bounce Sales and Marketing.

This fantastic new title is a manual and a story book rolled into one for kids and their parents or carers. It’s jam packed with everything you might need to know about building your own Awesome Robots. We will be launching a blog site soon to showcase the awesome robots you can all come up with so watch this space! In the mean time, enjoy the gallery of beautiful photos on the online shop here and keep an eye on for the launch of the new website this Thursday! We’re brimming with glee and we hope you are too, get ready for the best kids books you have ever seen! ;)

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Welcome to Flying Eye Books!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Flying Eye Books, what we hope will grow into your favourite destination for children’s literature and gift books in print. We have tirelessly worked for the last year to deliver a fabulous first list that contains fiction, non fiction, translated work, novelty, activity and comic books aimed at children, all produced with the highest quality standards and the best design and art in the market. Over the course of the next few months we will also be working very hard to bring you workshops, events and extra online content related to our releases, to enrich your experience of our books and to introduce you to our talented authors and illustrators. So watch this space, browse away and prepare yourselves for Flying Eye Books!

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Dockwood/Automne wins at Angoulême

Jon McNaught has returned from the Angoulême International Comics Festival clutching the Prix Révélation, The Best Newcomer Award, and bearing good news for the entire British Comics industry.

Jon’s first full-length book for Nobrow, Automne, entitled Dockwood in English, beat off stiff competition from across the world of comics to make Jon the very first Brit to claim the Best Newcomer prize in the festival’s history.

Previous winners at Angoulême include Daniel Clowes, Jacques Tardi, Art Spiegelman, Moebius and Will Eisner, so Jon will be keeping excellent company!

Also joining the ranks of festival winners is another Brit, Glyn Dillon, whose excellent Nao of Brown, won the Prix Spécial du Jury, an award for books that do not fall into any specific category.

We are absolutely chuffed at the news and fantastically proud of Jon and Glyn.

Here’s hoping that this signals the start of an amazing year for British comics!