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It's worth mentioning here perhaps that while all these titles were published under the Paper Tiger imprint in the UK and some other countries, they have also appeared under many others. In the US many were once published by Overlook Press, apart from Boris and Julie who are put out by Thunder's Mouth. If you're anywhere else and trying to track the books down, it's safest to go by the title and artist. Prints, posters etc. for most Paper Tiger artists are for sale on the Artists UK website.

Books which are out of print
can probably be found here:


Go To Abe Books

Links to other sites should open them in new windows which you can just close to return here.


 
     
 

ALIEN HORIZONS
1995
Artist: Bob Eggleton


See more of Bob's work HERE

Alien Hroizons cover

On our first meeting, Bob had just stepped off a transatlantic flight, jetlagged and nauseous, but we sat straight down to work and within a few hours the outline of the book, and even the cover, was there. He can work at blinding speed without any sacrifice of quality, which makes collaborations with him a real treat.


Bob's work is wide-ranging in content and he delights in crashing the barriers between genres.

HARD CURVES
1995
Artist: Julie Bell


Visit the Julie Bell website
Hard Curves cover

Until this book it was the custom of the old Paper Tiger to fly overseas artists to London for interviews. Julie was too busy, so I optimistically suggested they fly me over there. Ho ho. What I got was the use of their office phone.

It would have been in my interests (travel-wise) for the book to have turned out a disaster, but sadly it worked out perfectly. So even after several books, Julie and Boris only knew me as a disembodied voice until they saw the portrait on this website.

GARLANDS OF FANTASY
1994
Artists: Linda and Roger Garland


Visit the Lakeside Gallery website
Garlands of Fantasy cover

Linda and Roger live in Cornwall so I visited them there. It's a great way both to meet people and see the world, having a book like this to focus on. Yes of course there's the pressure of getting things right within a usually horrendous deadline, but that also sharpens the senses.

As you can see elsewhere, we've since done a couple of other books together (Goddesses and Unicorns) and will hopefully do more in future.

MERMAIDS AND MAGIC
SHOWS
1994
Artist: David Delamare

Visit David Delamare's website
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David Delamare arrived in London from Portland, Oregon, with a spare pair of jeans and the optimistic notion that when a publisher's contract says 'payment on signature' it actually means you get a cheque when you sign it. Luckily strings were pulled so he could enjoy the theatres here instead of staying holed up in his very grotty hotel room.

David's paintings have a dreamy beauty that really is hard to compare to any others.

 

MINIATURE BOOKS
1994

 
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These were an interesting diversion from the beaten track - beautifully produced little hardback books about 8 by 10 cm. They are miniature classics though I don't believe they had much of a run because they were simply too easy to shoplift. However, here's a taste of how they looked and I believe they can still be bought from the Artists UK website mentioned at the top of the page.

ONLY VISITING THIS PLANET
1994
Artist: Danny Flynn

Visit the Danny Flynn website
Only Visiting This Planet cover

My interview with Danny began with us chasing round the Oxfordshire countryside in search of some runaway puppies. We spotted them marooned under a pylon amidst a vast, ploughed and very muddy field and had to break much of the Highway Code in getting to them. Somehow this incident coloured the whole book. There's a great warmth and love of nature in Danny's pictures, even the more fantastic SF ones, which is probably why Arthur C. Clarke likes them so much.

HORRIPILATIONS
1993
Artist: J.K.Potter

See more of Jeff's pictures HERE


Horripilations cover

Jeff Potter has a weird sense of vision that enables him to take the most bizarre and haunting photographs with antique equipment and often no more than a talent for spotting the strangeness that is under our very noses. He does also sometimes perform some kind of darkroom alchemy, but less than people imagine.

I'm still waiting to see the shot he took of me outside the Tate Gallery in London. I suspect I came out looking like Dracula.

THROUGH A LOOKING GLASS
1992
Artist: Wayne Anderson

Visit Wayne Anderson's website
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Here's where I met Wayne Anderson. I had no idea for most of the interview that he was facing a major operation afterwards, which he more than half expected not to survive. There's a professional for you. Because of this we tried having a picture of Old Father Time on the back cover, but the editors decided it was too gloomy. They chose instead a cheerful tightrope-walking moon, which actually was apt because Wayne pulled through to continue the balancing act of his career.

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