I’m back from three weeks in the USA for the World Fantasy Convention and visitations – more soon, as I am currently struggling with re-entry into humidity, a heat wave and Australian Eastern Standard Time.

I did however get taken to the RSPCA open day shortly after arrival for some enforced kitten jet lag therapy.

Litographs EmmaLitographs has a new design out for Jane Austen’s Emma, with art by me. There is $5 off today only (with code EMMA), and I will post some process details in due course but am about to go to Genrecon then World Fantasy so I’m not sure I’ll be near my computer a great deal in the next few weeks.

Flight, the illustrated story I am working on with Angela Slatter (words by her, pictures by me) is scheduled to be published by Tiny Owl Workshop in February 2016.

Here are some more glimpses of the art on postcards and coasters Sue of Tiny Owl has put together for us to take to World Fantasy.

Flight collateral

(Being a small Twitter diversion for October – the first title incorporates several Angela Slatter stories which prompted the exercise)

Second-hand and Antiquarian

The Book of Spells and Skin and Words
A Catalogue of Sins of Birds
The Compleat Changer’s Almanack
A Monograph on Rare Sea-Wrack

A Treatise on the White Blood Moon
A Guide to Whales (with Whaling Runes)
The History of a Hearthside Ghost
(Inscribed: To She Who Haunts Me Most)

Of the books you requested, these
Are currently in stock, so please
Find them enclosed. We will retain
Your list on the offchance we gain

– A first ed. Necronomicon
A Tour Guide On the Rubicon
(Please write, if others spring to mind).
Sincerely, yours, the undersigned.


I have a new design up at Redbubble! This was originally intended as endpapers for a current project, but we went with another subject instead. So here is a tangle of thorns and flowers available on several items, including leggings and journals.

On Tor.com, there is a cover reveal for the first three episodes of Tremontaine, the serialised prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Riverside novels, to be published by Serial Box Publishing beginning at the end of October 2015. It is written by written by Ellen Kushner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, Joel Derfner, Racheline Maltese, and Patty Bryant, with covers by me.

Tremontaine Omnibus cover

The Tor.com post also has lots of behind-the-scenes pictures, but here is a quick time-lapse of the sketching process to whet your appetite (if I can get the video to work):

This Sunday, 4 October 2015, I am taking part in The Cabinet of Oddities, a concert at The Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, at 7pm. I am not playing an instrument. This is a very special concert, with brand new Australian flute music played by some of Australia’s finest flutists, which this audience will be the first to hear, and some new stories by some great science fiction writers, and new art by me!

The concert is FREE to members of Conflux and of the Australian Flute Festival. Others are welcome to buy tickets at http://www.trybooking.com/149327 for $15 (adults)/$10 (concession).

If you can’t come, there is still an opportunity to be involved (see below the flier)


In addition, because the crowdfunding didn’t work out, but the organisers still want to pay their artists, Dr Laura Goodin opened up a PayPal account into which you can donate, should you wish to support us. The address to donate to is info@lauragoodin.com.

The account open until October 31, at which point everything collected will be divided amongst the project participants and the account closed.



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