On the Cover of a Magazine – Who’s that Girl?

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Featured on the cover of this November’s Longshot Island literary magazine, is one of Jane’s most personal artworks, The Sideboard I.  An exciting new press, Longshot Island publishes contemporary fiction and non-fiction by talented writers from across the globe. When editor-in-chief D.S.White approached Jane to feature her artwork, she was delighted he wanted to include several Biro drawings from her series ‘Tales from the East’.

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‘The Sideboard II’ 2008 red Biro drawing

The Sideboard triptych portrays the anonymous memories of a small child at play within the safety of home, before the onset of war. The drawings were inspired by the little girl in the red coat from the film Schindler’s List 1993 Steven Spielberg, as she wanders through the Kraków Ghetto while it is being liquidated by the German Army during WWII. The triptych features Jane’s niece Jemma, and contemplates victims of conflict as individuals rather than statistics.

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Since creating The Sideboard triptych in 2008 both Jemma (above) and her brother Jamie continue to feature in Jane’s work, alluding to the close family bond she shares with them. Jane was also delighted to receive photographs from Taiwan of the editor’s friends, including the next generation, enjoying the magazine.

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Copies of this magical publication are available to order from Longshot Island Press

Huge thanks to the Longshot Island team, friends of the team and Jemma!

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‘The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology’ Published Today!

Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology by Jonathan W. Thurston, cover by Matt Cowan and Marshall Stevens

Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology by Jonathan W. Thurston, cover by Matt Cowan and Marshall Stevens

Today sees the publication of ‘Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology’ by Jonathan W. Thurston, who has brought together a magical volume dedicated to wolves, celebrated through beautiful wolf art, poetry and stories…

“Wolves have terrified and mystified us, their howls echoing through the words of our fairy tales, the texts of our stories, and the deepest crevices of our imaginations. Wolf Warriors presents a diverse collection of artwork, poetry, essays, and short stories, featuring bestselling author David Clement-Davies and award-winning artist Lauren Strohacker. This anthology captures the various faces of the wolf: from the fantastic to the horrific, from the snow-capped mountain peaks to the moonlit lake in the trees. The howls of these warriors will make you smile, make you cry, and, most of all, make you want to raise your own howl to join the chorus. Featuring best-selling author David Clement-Davies and award-winning artist Lauren Strohacker. Also including: Catherynne Valente, Adrian Lilly, Dominique Goodall, John Noland, Linda Palmer, Pierluigi Paviola, Shannon Barnsley, and more!”

I am delighted that ‘The Wolf’s House’, a multimedia installation piece I made in 2012 has been included in this very special wolfie anthology.  Proceeds from the sales of this book go directly to The National Wolfwatcher Coalition.

The anthology is available to order now from:

Amazon UK, Amazon US and coming to all good bookshops.

Enjoy being wolf heaven!