Below are Tony's Articles:
Schools – a World Book Day Warning…

As pretty much most of you know, I spend a lot of time doing School Talks,  going to students around the world with my ‘Change The Channel’ talk, aimed at getting reluctant readers to get back into books, whatever type of book it is. It’s popular, it’s linked to above on the SCHOOL TALK and WORKSHOPS buttons, and most importantly [&hellip

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Ready To Rumble…

I’ve loved Wrestling all of my life. From a young child I grew up on Saturday lunchtime Wrestling on ITV, watching sports legend Dickie Davies call matches involving such British luminaries as Big Daddy or Giant Haystacks, enjoying the pantomime and pageantry that Wrestling gave me. I knew it wasn’t ‘real’, but at the same time I knew that these guys [&hellip

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Paralysed, Petrified, Pudsey (2014 Version)…

The one down side of being in New York for over a week is that I return to find that in two days, the 14th of November is Children In Need night. And anyone who knows me well will know my absolute, total and utter unconditional love for BBC’s Children In Need. Over the last few years I’ve raised thousands of pounds for it, donating my signed personal [&hellip

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UPDATE: The Mild Bunch

So a while back, I spoke about how I’d started to write a screenplay called The Mild Bunch after a conversation with Frazer Hines. But when the producers we had on board took eighteen months and got nowhere, it was placed back in turnaround in May. That’s when a new producer, Damage Cat Productions came on board. Since then it’s [&hellip

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How A Salesman Can Help You Pitch…

So in a couple of weeks I’m returning to Raindance to run my one day seminar on Writing for Graphic Novels and Screenplays, and part of my seminar is about networking, and more importantly what not to do. They’re rules I’ve used all my career, and now I’m moving into film and TV, I’m finding that they’re even more vital for a screenwriter. [&hellip

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Vladimir Tod Returns…

A few years ago, I adapted the Heather Brewer Vladimir Tod books into Graphic Novels for Penguin Teen, and then, as is the way with writers, I sat back and waited for a while. Years, in fact, as I realised this week that I started the first adaptation, Eighth Grade Bites, exactly three years ago this month. That came out [&hellip

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Houston, We Have A Convention…

Last week I was at Houston’s ComicPalooza Con, or rather the ‘Texas International Comic Con’, and it had possibly one of the most awesome beginnings that I’ve ever had at a convention, and possibly may corrupt any idea in my wife Tracy’s mind on what to expect in the future on one of these trips, as on the Thursday before the convention, I [&hellip

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