If you go down to the woods…

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As part of the launch of Battle Lines, my UK publisher HarperCollins asked me to write a trilogy of short scripts, that they planned to turn into animated comic strips. I did so in and around the final proofread of Battle Lines, which means I barely recall writing them, although I do remember my editor Nick giving me suggestions that made them better, which is how our process usually works :)

The first one is embedded below. And is utterly, completely AWESOME. Which, I have to say, is no great surprise, given that the illustration, photography, animation, editing and music were done by my friend Tom Percival, who, when not creating amazing things for other people (including the covers for Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series), writes and illustrates his own books – you can check out his stuff here.

So – have a watch of IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS… and check back here sometime later this week for the second instalment. And as ever, let me know what you think in the comments section below…


  • Dave
    April 14, 2013

    I should have known it was the girl all along!

  • lazarus
    July 2, 2013

    i have got to say that is not how i expected the operators to look i expected the visor to only cover the top parts of there faces, and for there suits to be more skin tight but i have to admit his portrayal was better

  • Harry
    September 9, 2013

    I’m currently readying battle lines I’m hooked. Is there gunna be a fourth and I there gunna be a film.

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