Category: Odds & Ends

The Candy Palmater Show

Holman was thrilled to be on The Candy Palmater Show on CBC Radio today! He talked about Cozy Classics, reading, and his daughter’s new favorite picture book. Check out the audio and the CBC blog post here! Why breaking bedtime rules might get kids excited about books: https://t.co/Kthmiq1tIq &more tips from @CozyClassics pic.twitter.com/3QclaG8ZJt — Candy Palmater Show (@cbccandy) August 18,… Read more →

Lin-Manuel Madness!

Last month, we shared our fuzzy tribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose last day in the Broadway production of Hamilton was July 9. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek: our figure was actually our first attempt at outdoor, booze-fuelled felting (not recommended for the faint of heart!). Our tribute to Lin-Manuel has since been picked up by the A.V. Club, The Horn Book (with… Read more →

Great Expectations: Behind the scenes

We’re thrilled to be re-launching the Cozy Classics series with Chronicle Books! For each of the next three publishing seasons, we’ll be releasing a brand new Cozy Classics title, as well as re-issuing three of our backlist titles. Our first brand new Chronicle offering for spring 2016 is Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. How apropos! Cozy Classics was born when two… Read more →

Video of Holman’s talk at IV15!

Interesting Vancouver is a fascinating gathering of the curious and unexpected. More than another “sage on the stage” lecture series, Interesting Vancouver is an event that celebrates the uncelebrated, expands the collective vision of what is uniquely possible, and gives people an opportunity to discover interesting new creative pursuits they can apply in their own lives. Holman had the very… Read more →

“Swinging Girl” Street Banners

Holman was commissioned this year to create street banners for the Burnaby Heights Merchants Association. He shares his artistic process in creating the banners in this post. ____________________________________________________________ When I was asked by the Burnaby Heights Merchants Association earlier this year to create street banners for them, the artistic direction was clear from the start: bring Helen, the iconic “swinging… Read more →

Great Expectations sneak peek

Just so everyone knows that our Star Wars adventures haven’t made us forget about the classics, here’s a sneak peek from Cozy Classics: Great Expectations. It’s of course Ms. Havisham and Estella torturing a young Pip, so much so that be begins to CRY. When we have a release date for this new title, we’ll let you know! Read more →