Hallowe’en Goblin!

Hallowe’en is creeping up on us, and what better disguise to adopt for pumpkin parties than that of a Clovenstone GOBLIN?  Yes, you too could look as stylish as this…
Sarah McIntyre has very kindly created this fabulous downloadable King Knobbler mask to cut out and colour in.  If you follow this link to her blog you’ll find PDFs in both A4 and A3 sizes.
Also new on Sarah’s blog is her brilliant list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  It’s pretty much essential reading for anyone who’s interested in writing, illustrating or being published, and it’s very entertaining even if you’re not.
Meanwhile, here at Bonehill, autumn is drawing on.  The moor is looking beautiful as the trees and the bracken start to change colour, and Sam had his last swim in the lake the other day…
Sarah and Sam and I finally got ourselves down to Paignton cinema last weekend to see Paranorman.  It’s a film I’d have wanted to see anyway, but it was of particular interest since LAIKA, who made it, are the production company who are planning to bring Goblins to the screen.  It’s a brilliant movie, and highly recommended. There’s something magical about stop-motion animation; it’s a bit like watching toys come alive and move about on their own, which is a trick that all children can pull off in their imaginations, but which we tend to forget as we grow up – so it’s great to go and see films that do it for us.  I’ve always enjoyed model-making, too, and admire people who can do it really well, so I loved all Paranorman’s beautiful model sets and props.  Do go and see it if you have the chance. It’s nice to know that the Goblins are in good hands…


  1. Candy Gourlay
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 15:19:39

    I have been living in a hole. I had not noticed Paranorman until I saw it on your website! So off I go to the cinema … love the mask – that's my Halloween outfit sorted then!


  2. K.M.Lockwood
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 16:21:57

    I saw Paranorman on Monday. Recommended – especially as it gets darker and all the more interesting towards the end.
    Thank you the lovely wild-swimming image.


  3. Justin Hill
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 19:59:48

    Cool Goblin mask. And I think I have spotted young master Reeve lurking behind it…I know those beady eyes anywhere!


  4. Philip Reeve
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 11:05:43

    Thanks all! But Justin – beady eye identification FAIL: those are the beady eyes of Ms McIntyre!


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