Comic Boom - Episode 10 - with Commissioning Editor at David Fickling Books, Anthony Hinton
Lucy chats to Commisioning Editor at David Fickling Books, Anthony Hinton.
We discuss the recent boom in popularity of british graphic novels - including the success of Jamie Smart and Neill Cameron.
Anthony is part of the team at The Phoenix Comic, where he edits the comic books produced through the DFB/Phoenix partnership, including Jamie Smart's number 1 bestselling Bunny vs Monkey, Neill Cameron's Mega Robo Bros, Laura Ellen Anderson's Evil Emperor Penguin, Adam and Lisa Murphy's Corpse Talk and many more. He has edited many books of children's and YA prose fiction - and non-fiction - working with writers including the Carnegie-shortlisted Candy Gourlay, the YA-prize shortlisted Melinda Salisbury, and the legendary Anne Fine, and was himself shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for editing the late Tony Mitton's Potter's Boy. He is also an occasional writer for The Phoenix comic, including on their choose-your-own-adventure series Fates and Fortunes.
Links to everything discussed, including Anthony's recommendations and the comic to accompany this episode can be found on the podcast padlet.
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