Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Buy my New Book!

June 29, 2013

I must apologise for the very blunt title although my new book is out now and I’m super excited! Look!

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It’s also been getting some great reviews, let’s hear some of them.

“mixes pieces of astronomy and science with a slight but utterly lovely story” –Comics Beat

“a sweet, innocent and beautifully touching story” –Big Comic Page

“the most accomplished work yet from a cartoonist I’m enjoying more and more.” – John Lees 

The book is now available from my etsy store for £3 ($5) and books bought this weekend also come signed with 2 free badges! 

The book is also available on Kindle!

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Also if anyone would like a digital pdf (ipad friendly) please email me!

Thanks for reading, until next time!

Neil

The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal: My New Book.

June 12, 2013

Hello!  Hope you’re all doing well!

Firstly I am super sorry I haven’t updated the blog in a while I have been mega busy with some projects and there’s one I’d like to show off today.

This is the cover for my new book.

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This has been in the making for roughly the last 2 months, although it’s been in planning for a lot longer. It’s a fictional comic in which I’ve done my best to marry together some of my favourite subjects: space and astronomy, science and soppyness. It’s told from the perspective of a female amateur astronomer detailing some of her finds and wonders and I’m really proud of it. Here’s one of the 28 pages.

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You can pre-order it right now from my shop!

It’s going to be available as of next Friday (21st) although if you’re local to Glasgow you should come along to the launch night!  Where my good friend Gill Hatcher is also launching her new book ‘Bunny Behind the Moon’. It’ll be a super night and we’ll be doing some drawing and colouring in and other fun activities.

So that’s my big news! I’ll keep you all updated with other book news, in the meantime take care.

And keep looking up!

Neil

For Patrick.

December 12, 2012

 

It’s been a bad year for astronomy and space fans. It doesn’t seem that long ago I was blogging about Neil Armstrong and now I’m back to talk about Patrick Moore.

I guess it’s one of life’s great truisms that you don’t know what’s there till it’s gone. I grew up listening to this big wise owl of a man talking passionately and eccentrically about all things spacey. In my late teens I had bought a telescope. I devoured Sky at Night episodes and bought the magazine every month to see what planets were where and how to find galaxies or what meteor showers to look out for. I was also a big fan of Patrick’s articles, which at the same time were intriguing and informative but more importantly they were accessible.

Most of all he had a fantastic talent for inspiring people (probably every British astronomer for the past 50 years) and talking about space in a way that almost made it magical.

I just wanted to say thanks, in the only way I could.

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Right I’m off to have a wee bubble.

Neil


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