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Thursday, 31 October 2013

"Mogzilla began in 2004. A mere 'minnow in the shark pool of publishing', Mogzilla doesn't ape the approach of the established publishers. Instead it concentrates on a select list of titles, building them gradually over time. Whilst the publishing world was drooling over eBooks and apps, Mogzilla was winning new readers via 'live' events at schools and libraries. Don't be surprised if you bump into Mogzilla authors in unlikely places near London's Greenwich Market, The Glove Theatre, Glastonbury Festival or a Comic Expo near you. It is an approach that's really paying off. 

Mogzilla's first series was Spartapuss - set in ancient Rome in a world ruled by cats. Author Robin Price started writing I Am Spartapuss late in 2004 - having previously written songs for a musical of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. This was a massive hit (because of Julia's brilliant book and Tall Stories fab production). It was toured the UK and ended up on Broadway - opposite The Lion King! Four more Spartapuss titles followed: Catligula (2005), Die Clawdius (2007), Boudicat (2009) and Cleocatra's Kushion (2010). Boudicat was awarded an Exclusively Independent pick. The series has proved popular with many schools - some have developed schemes of work around I Am Spartapuss and Boudicat.

Mogzilla is proud to have been chosen to publish a series of picture books based on the iconic 70s cartoon  characters Roobarb & Custard. Five titles in this series are available. 

Mogzilla has a history of working with new and established artistic talent. Our picture books include the work of illustrators Woodrow Phoenix on Count Mikula and Craig Conlon on Santa Claus is on a Diet. Newcomer Paul McGrory made his debut on the graphic novel London Deep. This was selected as a Recommended Read for World Book Day 2011 in the 9-12 category and was awarded 4 stars out of 5 by a nine year old reviewer on ITV1's Cool Stuff Collective. This book pioneered our 'unskippable' half graphic novel format.

Mogzilla's rosta of authors is growing. Steampunk writer Alex Keller has won plaudits for his innovative Haywired series and he is now busy on a new series - intriguingly described as a kind of steampunk 'Game of Thrones' for KS2-3.

Leading storyteller Adrian Beckingham joined the Mogzilla stable in 2013 with his classic take on the folk tale The King of the Things. Adrian is now working on his second book: GobDrop and SnowShine whicch may change the way you think about goblins!

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