Goblins in the U.S.A.

Yay! We is goingg ter TAkE AMErICA BY STorM just like tHe BEATLEs. That burk corLed GOBLINnS is out now in the U.S, with an all-new cover. 
Framnkly we dus notT undersTtand itt, whOo is the laDy wivth the sworD ment to bee? And iz thoze othver fiNgs supPosed ter be GOBLINGS? Evryone who haz red GOBLInNS knoWS that weE is actUlally devlilishly handsome and tuoghf, we duz nott look like thatT bUnch of weierdoes. Butt that is the Americnans for yOu they also likE DownTon Abbie an thinK HersheY Bars tasTe like Choclolate. Who is wee to argoo?
AnyWay, iff yoo is an American GoBblins iz nott a bad burk an maKes verry goOd BUMWIPE. (We haz nott red it ourselves we iz wating fer the MOOVIE).

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…