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One Beastly Beast in Japan

October 1st, 2008 | 4 Comments

A mysterious box from my childrens book agent arrived yesterday, filled with copies of One Beastly Beast, the book I illustrated in 2006, written by Garth Nix. The odd thing was that this is the Japanese edition. I didn’t know there was going to be a Japanese edition.
I’ve spent a lot of time and probably more money at Kinokuniya, the fantastic book store in Manhattan, and I’ve always loved the way Japanese design and books look. The vertical text, the use of color and surface, and even the paper stock. This edition nailed all of the above. I just love it.
It will likely be difficult to find the Japanese version around these parts, but you can still get the USA version pretty easily. Enjoy.

Beastly Beast Japan cover
Beastly Beast Japan title
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Beastly Beast Japan interior4


  1. t. says:

    That looks beautiful. I suddenly really, really need one.

  2. Adam says:

    Oh, man. LUCKY. I’ve never had a real foreign edition of any of my books. There was supposed to be a Mexican Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, but it seems to have stalled.

  3. Awesome, man! That looks like a rad little book there.

  4. do you read from back to front too?? That’s the coolest thing EVER!!!

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