People sometimes ask me what I've been doing since I wrote The Outlaw Varjak Paw, all those years ago.
The short answer is that I've been writing a new book called PHOENIX. This one's not about Varjak Paw; it's not even about cats. It's about people this time, and also aliens, because it's an epic space adventure set across a whole Galaxy. It took me nearly 7 years to finish it, but it was worth every minute, because I think it's the best thing I've written yet. Dave McKean is working on the illustrations right now, and it'll be published next year.
I'm going to be telling you all about it in this blog, as well as giving you news on various Varjak Paw events, and sharing some of my interests and inspirations with you. I'm looking forward to it!
In the meantime, here's one of the images I just showed to Dave. It's one I looked at a lot while writing PHOENIX. Click on the picture to see it large!