Welcome to the site of Sian Pattenden, writer and illustrator.
NEWEST: Punk rockers rock pop band Art Brut have an i-App for i-Things, to celebrate their Best Of album. I have done a couple of comic strips for it… Click on the sample bit below to go to the iToons page:
NEW: The Kentishtowner April edition is out in North London and it features my brand spanking new KTner Cultural Map on the front page. There is also the opportunity to buy a great limited edition print of the map – wooh wooh – so please click here for more info.
The new Magical Peppers book, the third in the series, is out NOW.
Click the jacket design to go to the Amazon page or use your infinite powers to memorise it and find it in a local bookshop. Or a local library. Or to redraw it in pens and special inks for submission to a grand Art prize, the likelihood being that you are going to win £££££$$$$$$$$££££££. Oh yes.
The Peppers mini-site is here.
The Outsider Art Shop – now for 2013
If you like Outsider Art at extremely competitive prices, come to the shop! Latest pics: Nico, Lou Reed and er, David David David Bowie. Please feel to browse round the Internet store at your leisure – click on the painting above to enter.
The Peppers and the International Magic Guys is the first book in the Peppers series. It’s a tale for 8-12 year olds about magic and peculiar mystical circumstances. And no wonder. The second in the series – The Island of Invention – is out now. It’s got spooky spiritual sisters, an incredible inventor, a bad businessman and of course Esme and Monty must help to save the day. In a helicopter. Maybe.
(Click on the image above for the Peppers mini site…)
Here follows the Amazon page for book two, the islandy one: PLEASE CLICK.
Or to buy in what they call Real Life, why not visit your local independent bookshop? Or someone else’s local independent bookshop if you are in a different town. Independent bookshops are good.
AGATHA BILKE BOOKS:
If you are still keen on Agatha, here is the Agatha Bilke mini site about the famous series of books for 8-12 year olds, written and illustrated by Sian.
New: Wooh. Article in the KentishTowner.co.uk on the North London Arts Map.
The book jacket to Post Everything by Luke Haines features Sian’s Outsider artwork – out July 2011.
Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead - it’s anthology of rock interviews by Neil Strauss, illustrated by me, out now.
Click here for Amazon information. Click Flickr logo below to see the portraits:
The Brilliant! Tragic! comic by the incrediboom punk acers Art Brut is out now! Yes, it is true.
It features comic art about every song on the B! T! album, by the likes of Jeff Lemire and Jamie McKelvie and loads more. It also features a plasticine Eddie Argos going into space by me. The comic is available from all good shops and online here. This is a tiny morsel of wot I did: