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New Graphica in the Learning Hub

BY James Patterson & Svetlana Chmakova

Witch & Wizard- Wake up to a world changed beyond recognition. Whit and his sister Wisty face a dozen armed police and are accused of being a witch and a wizard. It’s politics, a new order, – they will have to fight for survival and use the new powers that burn within them!

Visit James Patterson’s website and read excerpts from the novel – link to the prologue

Visit Svetlania Chmakova

Svetlana has drawn for how-to-draw-manga books, RPG manuals, toy designs, animation, book covers and online comics.

She claims to be an accomplished flake with no attention span and bios are challenging to write!

‘Dawing comics is just something I always did, it was a compulsion.  In my family we used to keep a log of notes to each other—little messages about the dog needing to be walked, what needed to be bought at the store, what was in the fridge for dinner, etc.  They were in this notebook and I’d draw little comic interpretations of the notes, sometimes even with dialogue.  I think we still have that thing somewhere!’  http://www.svetlania.com/comics.shtml

The Avengers

The Avengers (Marvel) Annual Fraser Movie Night

6 PM 22nd May 

 Village Cinema

Find your favourite Avenger at Marvel Comics. Interact on the website.

(picture from TV Tropes avengers_7138.jpg)

Created by Stan Lee (video, and interview on this link) :  Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as hundreds of others.

Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

Aurealis Awards 2012 Announced

Aurealis Awards Site

Congratulations Mrs. Wessely

Fruit of the Pipal Tree by Thoraiya Dyer published in After the Rain (Fablecroft Publishing – Mrs. Wessely’s own publishing house)Winner of the Fantasy Short Story 2011

The Aurealis Awards recognising the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Annual Australian National Science Fiction Convention’s Ditmar Awards and the Australian Children’s Book Council Awards. Neither of those awards distinguishes between the different categories of speculative fiction. The growing list of Aurealis Awards finalists and winners will increase the profile of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and provide an essential reading list for anyone interested in these genres.

Four categories: science fiction, fantasy, horror, Children’s fiction 8-12 years and young adult. From

Death Note manga series

Death Note (デスノート Desu Nōto) is a Japanese manga series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. The series centers around a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name and picturing his face. The plot follows his attempt to create and lead a world cleansed of evil using the book, and the complex conflict between himself and those assailing him that results. From : http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Note_(series)