• Fan art for a reverse retrospective

    30 April 2022

    I'm doing an event at the Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival in England today, in which I'll be performing a "reverse career retrospective" -- i.e. I'll be reading extracts from my four major YA series, starting with the most recent, Archibald Lox, and working my way backwards through Zom-B, The Demonata, and finally The Saga Of Darren Shan. To tie in what that event, I thought it would be nice to present a piece of fan art inspired by each of those series, so here we go, with...


    Archie, Inez and Kurtis, drawn by Amity Lee. This scene is from the first Volume, when Inez (in disguise) goes on a date with a smooth-talking guy called Kurtis, and a grumpy Archie tags along to keep an eye on them.


    Next up we have our old friend, Mr Dowling, drawn by Liv. He remains, as ever, available to hire for children's parties -- but he doesn't guarantee that any of the children will survive the party if you hire him!


    The third drawing depicts Grubbs and Gret Grady, and was drawn by Cal, who listed the names on their birth certificates, just to wind them up, knowing they both HATED their real names!


    We finish up, of course, with Darren Shan, drawn in troubled black and white by Willow. He might not have been the sharpest of half-vampires (or human children!), but without him, would my career as a YA author even have ever started?!?





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