In this blog post, Sean shares some background on how the book came about, as well as how gardening and mindfulness have benefited his life.
The Garden is published 21 May. Pre-order from our webshop.View Post
John Cei Douglas is an illustrator and comic artist based in London, creator of Show Me The Map To Your Heart and self-published titles Badger vs Tiger! and Static. He has worked with a variety of clients and projects over the years and developed a distinct lyrical style for his work, often favouring ‘silent’ comic narratives and muted colour palettes while exploring themes of mental health and relationships with warmth and empathy, through picture books and comics to editorial pieces.
John’s publications for Liminal 11:
We hope you are all staying safe at this unprecedented time! Here is an update about how our webshop orders may be affected by COVID-19:
We currently have a healthy team and are continuing to send out orders!
However, we are only able to ship out orders once a week on Thursdays. If you want to get your order as soon as possible, please order before Thursday!View Post
We’re thrilled to announce a new project from Fez Inkwright: Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow Lives of Plants. This gorgeous book will be published in September 2020. (edit: this book is now releasing in January 2021)
It’s a sequel of sorts to the much-beloved book Folk Magic and Healing (available now in our webshop!).View Post
978-1-912634-22-4 * £12.99 * Published 11 February 2021
Russian Edition: Publishing date tbc
Audio Rights: Tantor Media
‘If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’, it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.’
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Poisonings are among the most memorable deaths in history, from the Roman Empire to the Medieval era and beyond. Concealed and deliberate, it’s a crime that must be planned in advance. And yet there is a fine line between healing and poisoning – Paracelsus argued that only the dosage matters!
In Botanical Curses and Poisons, Fez Inkwright returns to folkloric and historical archives to uncover historical uses and the fascinating, untold stories behind deadly plants,witching herbs and fungi.
Beautifully illustrated by Inkwright, this treasury of folklore is packed with insight, lore and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora – perfect for gardeners, writers, folklorists, witches and general knowledge buffs alike!
Fez Inkwright is an illustrator, author, and folklorist. Her greatest passions are botany, nature, primitive religions, and folklore, which flavour most of her work. For the past eight years she has produced work for children’s books, hand-drawn maps, and tattoo design, and now spends her time indulging in conservation work and writing. She lives in Bristol, UK, with two cats and several hundred bees.
Ivy Berces is a student-illustrator born and based in Manila, Philippines. She shares her magical art online as Prinsomnia, her plant-loving persona, as well as compiling a plant-based character design project under the same name called Project Plantare.
Ivy has worked for numerous music projects such as Adib Sin, Jazz Hop Cafe, Sad Boy With A Laptop, and more. Her work has been featured on Candy Magazine, Voyage to the Stars, Dames Zine, and Hawkers Magazine. She is also an Art and Design editor at the Benildean Press Corps.
When she’s away from the daily grind for commissions or school work, Ivy loves tending to her lush rooftop garden where she relishes her love for plants, books, and tarot cards.
Check out her INPRNT shop
Ivy’s publications for Liminal 11:
Watch this space!
This is a special guest post by Shia Su, aka Wasteland Rebel. If you like this recipe and are interested in reducing waste, please check out Shia’s book Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash.View Post
We’re delighted to share that Liminal 11 has secured North American trade distribution with Sterling Publishing. The agreement covers USA, Canada and related territories.View Post
By Sarah Wray
This blog post is written from my own personal experience as a self-described vegan-ish flexitarian, with a lot of help from Sara Botero‘s insightful new guidebook The Essential Vegan Toolkit. I’m not an expert on this topic and I do not claim to speak for everybody!
While some of us are still trying to wake up after the holidays, January has decided rather rudely to continue moving forward – leaving us nearly two weeks into 2020 already! And if you made a new year’s resolution, there’s a good chance you’re struggling with it at this point. An estimated 80% of resolutions are failed or forgotten by February each year. There are a lot of reasons for this, a huge one being that many people see a one-time step off the so-called righteous path as a reason to quit entirely.View Post
We’re thrilled to announce our first spring 2020 publication – and our first graphic novel! The Garden, publishing in May 2020, is a beautiful story of growth and healing through mindfulness and gardening.View Post
978-1-912634-16-3 * £12.99 * Published 21st May 2020
Distributed in North America by Union Square Publishing
Joanna is a high-powered finance consultant who’s been signed off work after having a nervous breakdown. Seeking more than just something to pass the time, she travels to Kyoto, Japan, to immerse herself in the arts of zen gardening and meditation.
Returning home – and to the challenges of daily life – Joanna finds peace and a new sense of calm through nurturing her own garden – and her soul
‘I have happily forgotten what used to concern me before all this.
I am the strongest thing in the world.
I have an infinity of precious details to smile upon‘
“A worthy message of mindfulness and the benefits of taking time to stop and appreciate what’s around you rather than always pushing forwards.” – Big Comic Page
“an enjoyable, blissful escape” – Broken Frontier
“a passive look at self-awareness that is rare in this medium, presented beautifully in hard-back” – UK Anime Network
“Calm, contemplative and refreshing, The Garden is a seed of surprise just waiting for you to plant it.” – Now Read This
“The rat race consumes such a vast amount of our time, and it’s easy to get mentally lost in the pressure of work sometimes – to the detriment of the very thing that makes you ‘you’. Sean and Fumio capture this perfectly in [The Garden].” – Read it Daddy
“Wilson’s words and Obata’s illustrations compliment each other wonderfully and create such a beautiful read.” – Northern Plunder
“a beautiful read that offers a moment of calm” – A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea
Sara Botero, vegan activist, illustrator and creator of The Essential Vegan Toolkit
To celebrate Veganuary 2020, we’ve interviewed our resident vegan activist Sara Botero! As well as working with Liminal 11 on social media, book design and production and much more, Sara is a vegan activist, illustrator and creator of The Essential Vegan Toolkit (just £9.99 during January 2020).
‘Doodling rainbows reminds me that storms will always end, and the light will return. Flowers and bumblebees remind me of how important each one of us are in this world.’Natalie Dormady
It’s a new year, and for many it’s a time of renewal and working toward a better relationship with themselves. We could all probably do with some self-compassion after the excess and family tensions that often come with the holidays, coupled with the deep darkness we experience in the winter (in our part of the world, at least!).
That’s why we’ve published 365 Gentle Reminders (just £9.99 during January 2020), a page-a-day book of positive, uplifting reminders illustrated by the inspiring Natalie Dormady. After battling with mental illnesses, Natalie found her passion for art while on her recovery journey, and she’s been sharing her Gentle Reminders on Instagram for a few years now. Get to know Natalie through our interview, below…View Post
We are so excited to tell you that we have another tarot deck publishing in December 2020! (edit: this deck is now releasing in January 2021). AlbaBG has been wowing fans (and us!) over on Instagram with her tarot artwork for a while now. We’re delighted to be publishing her White Numen Tarot deck!View Post
9781912634187 * £21.99 * Published March 2021
USA & Canada: 9781454943341 * $24.95 / $33.95* Published March 2021
French Edition: 9791028520090 * 23,90€ * Published April 2021 (LE TAROT DES DIVINITÉS)
Exclusive Special Limited Edition: *£75 * published 2021 (Sold Out)
Sacred animal spirits (‘Numen’) are interwoven into the classical imagery of the tarot to create stunning cards that are both otherworldly and yet highly contemporary.
White Numen Tarot is an exemplary example of the very best that modern tarot can deliver and has been highly praised by the Tarot Community. These are cards that feel truly alive.
Our ancestors knew how to tremble in the presence of that little abyss within the eyes of a beast. They knew how to recognize the bond with creatures radically different from themselves, whom they venerated, but at the same time whose death meant food, thus life. This ancient conflict reveals the connection between the sacred and the sacrificial and how rituals of cyclic regeneration evolved. Today, humans continue to feel conflicted by our sometimes-violent relationship to the natural world. The images of Numen (sacred spirits) in this deck seek to symbolically close that wound – this is a new kind of ritual for healing and connecting and a chance to rebuild our bond with animals
AlbaBG was born in a hot day of 199X somwhere along the Mediterranean. She co-founded Weba! Studio (animation and indie-games) while finishing her major in Fine Arts, where she continues to work as Art Director… (read more)
Kathryn Briggs is a comic creator, art teacher, and practicing art witch based in the Greater Philadelphia area. Her love affair with comics began in 2012 while pursuing an MFA at Dundee University, Scotland. She has created a variety of zines, comics, and even a deck of playing cards for Ess Publications, the small press she founded in 2013.
She is the author and illustrator of Magpie, a collection of short comics from Throwaway Press, Triskelion, a self-published epic journey into the elements of story, and Story(cycle), a Masters thesis in comics form.
When not creating art Kathryn teaches comics and pop-up art workshops. She also plays D&D and spoils her cat rotten.
Support Kathryn Briggs on Patreon
Kathryn’s projects for Liminal 11:
978-1-912634-17-0 * £21.99 * published 29 October 2020
USA & Canada: 978-1-454943-09-9 * $24.95 / $33.95 * Published 3 November 2020
French Edition: 9791028520106 * 23,90 € * Published April 2021 (LE TAROT DES SONGES)
German Edition: 9783868265620 * Published September 2021
Exclusive Special edition: *£75.00 * Published 2020 (only available on Liminal11.com)
Hand-painted and bursting with colour, The Cosmic Slumber Tarot evokes imagery from subconscious and subliminal states. It’s a tarot deck energised by a soulful warmth from award-winning comics prodigy Tillie Walden.
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published The End of Summer, I Love This Part and A City Inside with Avery Hill Publishing. She is also the creator of Spinning, On a Sunbeam and Are You Listening? She is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner. Each year garnering new praise and awards for her wonderful, clean yet detailed illustrations, and her singular narrative voice, Tillie is a publishing powerhouse whose following, reputation and acclaim grow ever stronger.
More than 40,000 copies sold! Adapted into a gorgeous colouring book! The Cosmic Slumber Tarot Coloring Book
Steven Bright is the author of Tarot: Your Personal Guide (Quarto) and the creator of Spirit Within Tarot (Schiffer). He is also the co-founder and editor of The Esotoracle, a worldwide magazine dedicated to all forms of divination.
As well as writing for Watkins, Mind Body & Spirit, The Cartomancer and Take a Break Fate & Fortune, Steven has also presented at The UK Tarot Conference, The London Tarot Festival and the TABI conference in Birmingham. A keen collaborator, Steven has worked with Christiana Gaudet, Brigit Esselmonte and Tori Hartman, amongst others.
Visit Steven’s website
Read an interview about Steven’s work and The Esotoracle on our blog!
Read more about Spirit Within Tarot in our Top 5 Decks of 2018 roundup
Steven’s publications for Liminal 11:
Happy publication day to three beautiful new Liminal 11 books! Covering three very different themes, we guarantee that at least one of these illustrated beauties will put a smile on your face.
Below is a bit more information about each book, plus links for you to order your copy!View Post