Book Blog - Fiction

Daniel Egneus on Illustrating Neil Gaiman's American Gods Quartet

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is a remarkable read; it is a dark, exhilarating thrill of a tale, one that threads fantasy, the gothic, and elements of Norse mythology into an award-winning and astonishing modern classic. It will soon be appearing on-screen and, to coincide with the adaptation, the American Gods Quartet has been re-released with equally dark, inventive, and sumptuously strange illustrations by Daniel Egneus. In this exclusive article, written specially for Waterstones, Egneus gives a welcome and fascinating glimpse into his artistic process, which includes his use of bamboo pens and a Cretan knife.

Five books that wouldn't work as eBooks

Yes, we appreciate the irony of this being a blog post... Here's Jonathan O'Brien's books that just don't work digitally...

Waterstones Book of the Year 2013 - shortlist announced

A début graphic novel is up against literary heavyweights in the fight for our Book of the Year...

The strangest book ever published?

Jonathan O'Brien is hungry for the re-publication of the Codex Seraphinianus despite the fact that nobody has a clue what it's all about...

Redesigning Fitzgerald - Sinem Erkas

Sinem Erkas, the graphic designer behind the stunning cover of Where'd You Go Bernadette, gives us an insight into her latest project - redesigning the jackets of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books...

Introducing the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Julie Tait, Director of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, tells us a little more about what we can expect at this year's inaugural comic carnival...

Pulp! The Classics - a gallery

A new series of books re-imagines some of your favourite classics with a brand new - yet vintage - look...

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