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The Blog Has Moved

It has found a new home on my website. Please come and have a look: alexhallatt.com/blog/ Advertisements

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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury (Occupational Overuse Syndrome)

I used to get repetitive strain injury/occupational overuse syndrome a lot. One of the things that has prevented reoccurences has been using software that makes me take breaks and do exercises. If I push myself and ignore the exercises, I … Continue reading

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Alex Hallatt interview

Originally posted on Basket Case:
Yes! Basket Case has it’s first showcase interview. It’s with Alex Hallatt, creator of Arctic Circle and Human Cull. Human Cull first came to my attention in 2013, when it started running on GoComics. I…

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The FAB Club Proofs Look Great

Now the book is being sent to reviewers before it goes live on Amazon at the beginning of October.

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Free Children’s Book Chapters – Friends Against Bullying – Join the Club

The last chapter (12) went out to my crowd editors a couple of weeks ago. I got some enthusiastic feedback from the kids, but a couple of the adults echoed my thoughts about the ending. It all wrapped up, but … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 17: Cover Design

As we get into the last few chapters of the crowd edit, it’s time to finalise the cover. This was the draft: I had to neaten up the text and bring the kids to the fore to stand out a … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 15: Inking Inking Inking

The crowd edit is going well. I’m into a routine of sending out a new chapter pdf every Monday (The draft chapter also goes up on Wattpad) and I continue to get great feedback. The book is reading and looking a … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 11: Final Illustrations For the First Chapter

I’m drawing the final illustrations for the Friends Against Bullying book with a fountain pen, using Noodlers ink, on layout paper. The paper is translucent and lets me trace over the rough pencil drawings. This means I can work quickly and … Continue reading

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Creating a Middle Grade Book 4: More Roughs

The boys tactic of banding together against the bullies works well, as they can message each other to get help. Ruth turns down the offer to join FAB Club Of course something happens to make her change her mind, and … Continue reading

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Creating a Middle Grade Book 3: Roughs

I’ve roughed out the second chapter, where Ravi, Jake and Toby band together to avoid being bullied by Dave’s gang. Toby is the shy kid with the big ears. I wanted to include something I loved as a kid – … Continue reading

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