Survivors’ Club Launch with The Morning Pages

Cape Town survivors! Dale Halvorsen and I will we launching the trade paperback/collected graphic novel version of Survivor’s Club, our 80’s-tastic horror comic. It’s all happening at the Book Lounge, 24 Nov, 5.30 for 6pm with a special performance by one of our favourite local bands, The Morning Pages, whose music could absolutely be the soundtrack for […]

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“The Future was Desert”

In March, I got to hang out with one of my favourite people in the world, artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria at the Global Art Forum at the Art Dubai festival. (Pictured with Lana Shamma) The video is now up of the conversation we had with curator Shumon Basar about why the deep past of […]

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New Zoo (and Moxy too)

Brand new editions of Zoo City and Moxyland are out in the USA this week, from my brilliant publisher Mulholland!  It was also the perfect excuse to break out the sloth scarf I wore to the Arthur C Clarke Award ceremony five years ago! I love the playful, toothy rawness of the new Zoo City […]

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Book Riot’s renovated haunted houses

Book Riot put together this list of haunted house books “that update the classic haunted house story by investigating social issues through supernatural spaces”. I’m very honoured that they included The Shining Girls, rubbing shoulders with books by the iconic Gillian Flynn, Edgar Cantero, and Carsten Stroud. Book Riot’s Cheyenne Comer writes: In 1929, a […]

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Sparking kids imaginations

Getting kids reading and sparking their imaginations is really important to me. In fact, I gave a Tedx talk in Johannesburg recently on how stories allow us to be more than we are.  It’s why we put together The Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, with kind sponsorship by Nando’s, that raised enough money for the awesome […]

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6 Comics to Read After You’ve Binge-watched Stranger Things

I was sick in bed on Monday and literally watched all of Netflix’s original horror series, Stranger Things in one sitting. It’s creepy and beautiful and the characters are terrific. Part Stephen King, part 80s kids horror movie (ala Goonies or Stand By Me), and everything I wanted the X-Files and True Detective to be. […]

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Slipping is out in the Fall!

My debut collection of short stories, essays, and other writing, Slipping, is out in October in the USA from the good people of Tachyon Publications. Here’s more info on the book and how to preorder it    Description A permanent corporate branding confers enhanced physical abilities and a nearly-constant high.  A tough-as-nails Soweto Lolipunk mecha pilot rescues […]

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