I have a zine of articles about children’s writer Diana Wynne Jones (of Howl’s Moving Castle et al) I wrote this zine in 2011, also managing to interview her before she sadly died (you can also read the interview online here). The original edition was 1/6 of an A3 sheet, made on a Risograph machine. This was great when I still had access to an A3 Riso machine, but after I didn’t it was very expensive and difficult to reprint, so it went out of print. Recently I did a new edition, with all-new illustrations, in a much more convenient standard A6 size.

The zine is available here on its own for £3.50 (currently around US$4.50 or €4.20) or as bundles with my Japan zine or a Fire and Hemlock inspired print.

Contents:

  • How I started reading DWJ
  • Complete bibliography
  • Interview with Diana
  • DWJ and the curse of the terrible cover art
  • Things reading Diana’s books has taught me
  • My favourite: Fire and Hemlock
  • My favourite: the Ogre Downstairs
  • My favourite: the Homeward Bounders
  • My favourite: Howl’s Moving Castle
  • My favourite: Witch Week
  • Witch Week as the anti-Harry Potter
  • Adult villains
  • Review of Farah Mendlesohn’s book
  • Polly’s complete reading list
  • The ending of Fire and Hemlock explained