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● Skittledog

BY MARION DEUCHARS

Loosen up with a smile on your face!

Marion Deuchars has practiced yoga for many years and knows well the benefits it brings. Now she shares that passion with her illustrated character Bob the Bird, whose expressive poses will charm you into a reviving session of yoga breathing, stretching, posing, and mindfulness. Yoga for Stiff Birds rejects the clichés of studio photography in favor of a more immediate, inviting look. With a few brushstrokes Deuchars helps Bob into every position from the downward–facing dog to the tree. Both useful and inspiring, her art will raise a smile, whether you’re a regular practitioner or a yoga novice, and will encourage even the creakiest reader to breathe, stretch, and bend like they never have before.

Marion Deuchars’s distinctive and individual style has established her as one of the UK’s leading visual creatives. Her lettering has appeared on the Royal Mail’s stamps, in Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks, in Cass Art’s shop windows, the pages of the Guardian, and on numerous book covers; she has won Gold and Silver awards at the Art Directors Club NY and three D&AD yellow pencils. Along the way she has also written numerous books for artists young and old, including Let’s Make Some Great Art, Bob the Artist, Art Play, and Colour; these have been translated into numerous languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Japanese, Chinese, Portugese, and Dutch.

DISTINCTIVE AND IMMEDIATE:

The bestselling author of Let’s Make Great Art and Bob the Artist takes on a new subject with a freshness that needs no explanation.

CUTE PACKAGE: Format, price, art, and titling work together to make the book ideal for point–of–sale placement and impulse gifting; the lay–flat binding makes it practical in use.

PERENNIAL TOPIC: Millions of people practice yoga at home and will welcome this fun new take, with its depictions of 60 poses and sequences.

SPECIFICATIONS

*Full-color illustrations throughout *80 pages *WIDTH: 5 3/8" - 136mm *HEIGHT: 7 3/8" - 187mm

*Hardcover

PUB MONTH: MARCH SPORTS

ISBN 978-1-83776-012-1

US $12.99 CAN $16.99 ËxHSLINHy760121z

A FLOW STATE CIRCULAR JIGSAW PUZZLE

ILLUSTRATED BY ELIN SVENSSON

Discover the calming power of the flow state

We all know flow, even if we don’t yet know what to call it: that blissful state of absorption, when you’re so engaged with what you’re doing that you don’t notice the time passing. Psychologists have discovered that this still, almost meditative condition brings us a host of mental health benefits: balance, tranquility, and less stress. Jigsaw puzzling is an easy way to find flow, which is why it has boomed so dramatically in recent years. With the first of Skittledog’s Flow puzzles, Elin Svensson uses harmonious forms and colors, inspired by the forests of her native Sweden, to take the puzzler on a gentle journey to a place of calm. The box also includes a poster with the complete illustration and a short introduction to the flow state and its benefits. Finished puzzle is a 25 1/2–inch, 1,000–piece circular puzzle that comes in a 10 5/8 x 10 5/8" box. Elin Svensson’s playful and harmonious illustrations show off her command of color, texture, and form, and have won her clients including Adidas, Facebook, the Financial Times, Grafik magazine, the Guardian, IKEA, Stockholm’s Kulturfestival, the Wall Street Journal, and Zeit Wissen. A GROWING MARKET: More and more people, especially millennials, are turning to this calming, mindful pastime.

CALMING MANDALA: An original circular illustration with an appropriate nature theme gives a new twist on the mandala.

UNDERSTAND FLOW: Includes an introduction to the psychological phenomenon of flow and its many benefits to mind and body.

PLASTIC–FREE: The puzzle pieces are kept safe in a paper bag; all the materials are FSC–certified, and there’s no plastic in the sophisticated packaging.

SPECIFICATIONS

* 1,000-piece boxed jigsaw puzzle approx. 25 1/2" in diameter; plastic-free packaging * WIDTH: 10 5/8" - 270mm * HEIGHT: 10 5/8" - 270mm * Puzzle

PUB MONTH: MARCH PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-004-6

US $24.99 CAN $31.99 ËxHSLINHy760046z

SATISFYINGLY DIFFICULT DOT-TO-DOT PUZZLES

ILLUSTRATED BY JENNIE EDWARDS

Dog–loving puzzlers will love chewing on these relaxing dot–to–dots

Fall in love with these cunningly canine line–art puzzles! Twenty new illustrations from the talented hand of Jennie Edwards will keep you guessing right to the end—when each reveals a lovable dog doing something irresistibly doggy. The photography is by Instagram sensation Doggy Pawtraits, and the puzzles have been prepared and tested by the same team that created the first ever series of dot–to–dot puzzles for grown–ups. That massive success revealed legions of enthusiastic dot–to–dot fans who will be thrilled to discover these brand–new challenges.

Jennie Edwards is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK. She has illustrated articles or campaigns for a host of clients including Cosmopolitan France, British Airways, New Scientist, Emirates Airlines, Condé Nast Traveller, Creative Review, The Sunday Times, Cathay Pacific, Vue Cinemas, and more. Not all of these illustrations featured dogs, but her favorites did.

SUCCESSFUL CATEGORY:

There’s a huge market for grown–up dot–to–dot puzzles: this takes the genre into a fun new area.

EVERYONE LOVES DOGS: Our canine buddies are perennially popular in gift and puzzle categories.

STRONG TRACK: Newly created dot–to–dots from a talented illustrator and the team who created the multimillion–selling 1,000 Dot–to–Dot series.

SPECIFICATIONS

*25 color illustrations *48 pages *WIDTH: 10" - 254mm *HEIGHT: 14" - 355mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: MARCH PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-008-4

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 ËxHSLINHy760084z

AN INTRICATE COLORING BOOK

ILLUSTRATED BY LEILA DULY

Bring the wonders of the natural world to colorful life, in this collection from one of the UK’s leading illustrators

Leila Duly, one of the UK’s most talented illustrators, scored huge hits with her first two coloring books, Floribunda (LKP, 2016) and The Flower Year (LKP, 2017). Now she returns, her distinctively fluid line style perfectly showcasing the glories of the natural world. Beginning and advanced colorists alike will love bringing Duly’s art to life and stumbling across the wildlife hiding in the pages. Among the blooms and foliage wait a host of lively butterflies and other beasts, ready for your pencil or felt tip to discover.

Leila Duly is an illustrator and textile designer. Inspired by the English countryside, her hand–drawn work celebrates floral, natural, and wildlife scenes, and has appeared in campaigns for Historic Royal Palaces, Victoria’s Secret, and a host of fashion brands. This is her third coloring book; her previous works have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and many other languages. UNIQUE ART: Freshly commissioned hand–drawn line drawings from one of the world’s leading botanical artists: no sterile digital imagery and no Shutterstock!

STYLISH PACKAGE: Elevated above the competition by the arresting presentation, this package will make a beautiful gift or an essential self–purchase for the coloring enthusiast.

FOR THE CONOISSEUR: The coloring category has developed a committed and discerning audience of regular colorists who will recognize the quality of this title.

SPECIFICATIONS

*Black-and-white illustrations throughout *80 pages *WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm *HEIGHT: 14 1/4" - 310mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: MAY PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-001-5

US $17.99 CAN $22.99 ËxHSLINHy760015z

SATISFYINGLY HARD DOT-TO-DOT PUZZLES

ILLUSTRATED BY JENNIE EDWARDS

Fierce and irreverent, these dot–to–dots lead you to a fabulous finish!

Pick up a pencil and prepare to go wild with it! Twenty fresh puzzles from the talented hand of Jennie Edwards will keep you guessing right to the end—when each reveals a stunning drag queen in their glorious pomp. The puzzles have been prepared and tested by the same team that created the first–ever series of dot–to–dot puzzles for grown–ups. That massive success revealed legions of enthusiastic dot–to–dot fans who will be thrilled to discover these brand–new challenges.

Jennie Edwards is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, the UK’s capital of all things cross–dressed and camp. She has illustrated articles or campaigns for a host of clients including Cosmopolitan France, British Airways, New Scientist, Emirates Airlines, Condé Nast Traveller, Creative Review, The Sunday Times, Cathay Pacific, Vue Cinemas, and more. FRESH TAKE: This takes the huge market for grown–up dot–to–dots into a fun new area.

DRAG APPEALS: Will speak to fans of Drag Race, Pose, and Paris is Burning: features stars like Alyssa Edwards, Trixie Mattel, and Bianca Del Rio–as you’ve never see them before.

BRAND–NEW PUZZLES: From a talented illustrator and the team who created the multimillion–selling 1,000 Dot–to–Dot series.

SPECIFICATIONS

*25 color illustrations *48 pages *WIDTH: 10" - 254mm *HEIGHT: 14" - 355mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: MAY PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-009-1

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 ËxHSLINHy760091z

A FLOW STATE CIRCULAR JIGSAW PUZZLE

ILLUSTRATED BY ELIN SVENSSON

Discover the calming power of the flow state with this original jigsaw inspired by life on the reef

We all know flow, even if we don’t yet know what to call it: that blissful state of absorption, when you’re so engaged with what you’re doing that you don’t notice the time passing. Psychologists have discovered that this still, almost meditative condition brings us a host of mental health benefits: balance, tranquility, and less stress. Jigsaw puzzling is an easy way to find flow, which is why it has boomed so dramatically in recent years. With the second of Skittledog’s Flow puzzles, Elin Svensson uses harmonious forms and colors, inspired by tropical reefs, to take the puzzler on a gentle journey to a place of calm. The box also includes a poster with the complete illustration and a short introduction to the flow state and its benefits. The finished puzzle is a 25 1/2–inch, 1,000–piece circular puzzle that comes in a 10 5/8 x 10 5/8" box.

Elin Svensson’s playful and harmonious illustrations show off her command of color, texture, and form, and have won her clients like Adidas, Facebook, the Financial Times, Grafik magazine, the Guardian, IKEA, Stockholm’s Kulturfestival, the Wall Street Journal, and Zeit Weissen. A GROWING MARKET: More and more people, especially millennials, are turning to this calming, mindful pastime.

CALMING MANDALA: An original circular illustration, with an appropriately natural theme, gives a new twist on the mandala.

UNDERSTAND FLOW: Includes an introduction to the psychological phenomenon of flow and its many benefits to mind and body.

PLASTIC–FREE: The puzzle pieces are kept safe in a paper bag; all the materials are FSC–certified and there’s no plastic in the sophisticated packaging.

SPECIFICATIONS

* 1,000-piece boxed jigsaw puzzle approx. 25 1/2" in diameter; plastic-free packaging * WIDTH: 10 5/8" - 270mm * HEIGHT: 10 5/8" - 270mm * Puzzle

PUB MONTH: MAY PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-005-3

US $24.99 CAN $31.99 ËxHSLINHy760053z

1,000 UNEXPECTED IMAGES FOR COLLAGE ARTISTS

IMAGE SELECTION BY ELIZA SCOTT

Imagine mind–bending new worlds and express your creativity with more than 1,000 surprising images

From the same team that created the bestselling Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage comes this new collection of surprising images: a trip down the rabbit hole that will blow your mind and add new life to your collages. Every title in the Cut Up This Book series has all you need to create a host of surprising artworks of your own. There are more than 1,000 lively images—including backgrounds so you can create dramatic scenes—and a practical introduction will teach you the tricks of selection, composition, and juxtaposition that will fill your work with meaning and intrigue. Just bring scissors, glue, and your imagination!

Eliza Scott has degrees in both literature and art and is features editor of Lula magazine. Marta Costa Planas, who created the cover image, is a collage artist based in Brighton, UK. A NEW CRAZE: Collage has exploded in popularity, creating a strong demand for curated collections of high–quality images.

READY FOR USE: Every picture is carefully scaled, clipped, and color–corrected; tinted outlines on the reverse of each image help the artist cut them out neatly and easily.

THE PERFECT THEME:

Wonderland is the perfect theme for collage artists, with a host of surreal and dreamlike associations and a wealth of inspiring reference points.

SPECIFICATIONS

*1,000 color illustrations *128 pages *WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm *HEIGHT: 12 1/4" - 310mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: MAY PUZZLES, COLORING, AND ACTIVITY BOOKS

ISBN 978-1-83776-002-2

US $17.99 CAN $22.99 ËxHSLINHy760022z

WRITTEN BY JACK FRANCIS; ILLUSTRATED BY EWA ZAK

The only book of its kind: practical, stylish, and effortlessly cool

The Tokyo Olympics saw freestyle skateboarding arrive with a bang, as young competitors from all over the world astonished us with their skill, energy, and camaraderie. Their dramatic contests also showed everyone what skateboarders already knew: that even the most advanced routines draw from a small repertoire of basic moves. This is the first book to break down those 13 key tricks into clear step–by–step instructions, with specially commissioned illustrations making them easy to follow and a joy to look at. With Francis’s expert guidance you’ll master the basic skills and soon be popping ollies, kickflips, board slides, shuv–its, and more.

Jack Francis learned to skateboard soon after he learned to walk, and has since ridden his deck in cities around the world. He now teaches skateboarding in Brighton, UK. Ewa Zak is a Berlin–based illustrator and designer. A HOT TREND: Skateboarding has never been bigger than now, and nearly every family home has a board or two.

AN EXPERT AUTHOR: Francis has years of experience teaching the fundamental tricks that all skaters need to master.

NO COMPETITION: Despite the size of the potential market, there has been no new title for a while and the fresh approach makes this a compelling gift.

SPECIFICATIONS

*Full-color illustrations throughout *144 pages *WIDTH: 5 1/3" - 135mm *HEIGHT: 7 3/4" - 197mm

*Hardcover

PUB MONTH: JUNE SPORTS

ISBN 978-1-83776-006-0

US $16.99 CAN $21.99 ËxHSLINHy760060z

LEARN IN A WEEKEND

BY NICK MORLEY

Prints to be proud of in no time at all

Linocut is a perennially popular medium for the amateur artist, as the forgiving process makes it possible for a beginner to come up with powerfully graphic results using basic equipment. Nick Morley is a seasoned expert at guiding aspiring printmakers through their first projects, and this accessible book distills his knowledge into friendly step–by–step workthroughs, liberally illustrated with clear photography and examples of Morley’s own work. A section of templates at the end makes it easy to get started, so within a couple of days the reader will find themselves growing in confidence and skill.

Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) has been a professional linocut artist for more than two decades. His clients include food and drink brands, many magazines, and publishers including Penguin, Faber, Bloomsbury, and the Folio Society. Alongside his illustration work he also teaches printing and has written one instructional book. He lives and works in Margate, UK. ART FOR EVERYONE: Linocut is the most accessible of print media, and even beginners can achieve high–quality results.

EXPERT TEACHER: Morley has years of experience teaching beginners how to make their own prints and knows how to overcome the stumbling blocks that they face.

COMPELLING PROMISE: The proven “learn in a weekend” tagline has a realistic, achievable appeal.

SPECIFICATIONS

*Full-color illustrations throughout *80 pages *WIDTH: 6 1/4" - 159mm *HEIGHT: 8 1/8" - 206mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: JUNE CRAFT

ISBN 978-1-83776-011-4

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 ËxHSLINHy760114z

1,000 UNEXPECTED IMAGES FOR COLLAGE ARTISTS

IMAGE SELECTION BY ELIZA SCOTT

Conjure thrillingly sinister scenes with more than 1,000 surprising images

From memento mori to día de los muertos, nothing inspires more than the imagery of mortality, and this book supplies collage artists with all they need to explore that spellbinding topic. Make shadowy skeletons dance before ruined churches, lilies bloom against apocalyptic cloudscapes, or serpents wind through empty eye sockets—there’s no limit to the visions you can conjure. Every title in the Cut Up This Book series has all the imagery you need to create an infinite variety of surprising artworks. There are backgrounds, textures, and more than 1,000 lively images—ready for you to cut out and juxtapose in expressive new ways. Just bring scissors, glue, and your nightmarish reveries.

Eliza Scott has degrees in both literature and art and is features editor of Lula magazine. Maria Costa Planas, who created the cover image, is a collage artist based in Brighton, UK.

AN ARTISTIC HALLOWEEN:

Packed with headstones, skulls, ghosts, and demons, Underworld draws from the darkest wells of the gothic imagination and will appeal to anyone creating seasonal art.

COLLAGE ON TREND: Collage has exploded in popularity, creating a strong demand for curated collections of high–quality images.

READY FOR USE: Every picture is carefully scaled, clipped, and color–corrected; tinted outlines on the reverse of each help the artist cut them out neatly and easily.

SPECIFICATIONS

*1,000 color illustrations *128 pages *WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm *HEIGHT: 12 1/4" - 310mm

*Paperback with flaps

PUB MONTH: JULY CRAFT

ISBN 978-1-83776-003-9

US $17.99 CAN $22.99 ËxHSLINHy760039z