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My First Book Is Published!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Jimlad, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone!

    Some of you might know I've been designing & illustrating a brilliant book for kids, written by John Tierney, all about a pair of mischievous youths and their misadventures involving The Phoenix Street Fire Service! Part cautionary tale, part educational.

    It's finally been published!

    It's on sale now, and it's fantastic! It's only £6.99 and it's chock full of full-colour illustrations and fantastic characters!

    Have a look here:

    Soon to be available at Amazon and Waterstones too.

    Watch out, here's the synopsis!

    "Fires are just one of the many challenges a firefighter must deal with in a busy inner city fire station today... Jack and Tommy are another!
    They go on an unstoppable spree of mindless misbehaviour, never realising the consequences and the effects their antics have on the people around them, until they themselves become the victims of their own recklessness!"

    This book is based on a collection of real events and is a tribute to all fire-fighters who have to deal with similar incidents every day.

    Paperback ISBN: 9781780354163

    If anyone's interested, it's perfect for kids aged 7-12.

    Let me know what you think too, we'll welcome all feedback as we're already working on the next one.
    Greg likes this.
  2. Congrats Jim :) very nice work :D
  3. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Congratulations Jim :D
  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks lads.
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks Greg, it is a little strange, seems odd looking at the press release too. I'm just glad it's finished! Much faster turnaround anticipated for the next one though.
    Greg likes this.
  6. robbydesigns

    robbydesigns New Member

    Nice work Jim, the illustrations look stunning. Best of luck on the sales.
  7. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks Robbie. I've set up a Facebook page too:
    I've been posting photos, development sketches and unpublished illustrations as well as general info. Even took out a facebook ad. Not certain how effective all that will be, time will tell I suppose.
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    congratulations, sir. looks nice.

    nice work on the Facebook page too.
  9. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    At my kids school there is an author (Peter J Murray) and his son who illustrates the books that visits occasionally to do readings and stuff.

    The kids, especially mine love this and every kid in the school owns all his works as a result.
    You ought to get out on the school circuit mate. You'll be minted!
  10. robbydesigns

    robbydesigns New Member

    Good on you I'm sure it will all go well buddy, unfortunately I don't use Facebook - Jeremy Kyle told me it's full of ...
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Never listen to Jeremy Vile, he's a bad bad man.
  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Thought you meant this guy for a sec.
  13. robbydesigns

    robbydesigns New Member

  14. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

  15. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    John Tierney, the author, just did a smashing interview with Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside this morning! :)
    I'll be posting it on the Facebook page once I've nicked it from the BBC iPlayer in a day or two.
  16. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Here's the interview:

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