Thomas Swift Productions

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The sequel...

Posted by Nic on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : Books 
Since Playmobil's manufacturer - Geobra Brandstatter put an end to The Green Man being a commercial venture back in February,  the sequel - "The Doomsday Tablet" has had to be put on hold.

The manufacturer however kindly approved continued publication and production of my comics on a non-commercial basis (and have supported me in my bid to make the The Green Man freely available on Facebook and in their forthcoming fan website).

It's mainly a question of finance - not only in terms of buying la...

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Good and Bad News

Posted by Nic on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Books 
First the bad news - last month Geobra Brandstatter contacted me about my book, and I was hopeful they would reconsider licensing it, as the approach was informal and friendly.  After a series of meetings however, it was apparent they did not want me to sell the book.  Thomas Swift Productions is therefore now a non-commercial venture, and I'm unsure I'll ever be able to complete "The Doomsday Tablet". I am now back in full-time employment, and timewise and financially, it is too massive an u...
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Future of Thomas Swift

Posted by Nic on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Books 
I promised in the post below that I would give more details about why sales of "The Green Man" have been halted.  Unfortunately I'm not yet in a position to report back, but thought I owed everyone an update. Sales of my books are unlikely to recommence, but there are some exciting developments with regard to making the story available to everyone for free on-line.  Watch this space!

I hope those of you who have purchased either the printed copy or the download from Ave! Comics will not be dis...
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Sales halted

Posted by Nic on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Books 

Both electronic and printed sales of "The Green Man" are on hold for the forseable future.   I will have more details at a later date.

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The Green Man being resold at exorbitant prices!

Posted by Nic on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Books 
Two US sellers have got "The Green Man" for sale on Amazon at £87-£90.  I just wanted to say don't break your piggy banks - more copies of the English edition should be available later in the year ;)

I'm not sure what it says about the book, but I'll pretend that if they didn't like the book, they'd be selling it at close or below what they paid for it ;)

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English edition Sold Out

Posted by Nic on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Books 
The English paperback of "The Green Man" is now sold out, but remember you can still download the eBook version from Ave! Comics (details and links on the Online Store / Online-Shop / Boutique en ligne pages).

You can also still buy the French and German versions: - "L'Homme en Vert" and "Der Grüne Mann"

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Review at Grovel !

Posted by Nic on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Books 
Andy at Grovel : Graphic Novel reviews has reviewed "The Green Man" !

It's great to have the opinion of someone who knows so much about the genre, and Grovel is well worth exploring for discovering what else is out there.
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Buy the book at Orbital Comics!

Posted by Nic on Monday, November 14, 2011, In : Books 
If you find yourself in central London, you can now peruse and buy "The Green Man" at Orbital Comics - "London's finest comic book shop!", just by Leicester Square Underground station.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

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Review at Toytalk!

Posted by Nic on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Books 
David Smith at has reviewed "The Green Man":-
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Buy the book from eBay !

Posted by Nic on Saturday, October 29, 2011, In : Books 
For those of you who would prefer to buy my book through eBay rather than through my site, you can find the details of the listings in, and here:-

You can also see the feedback from customers.

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Who's Who ?

Posted by Nic on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Books 
Just added!

Check out the 'Who's Who' of characters in "The Green Man" by clicking on the character map picture on the 'Odds and Ends' page !

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eBay Listings

Posted by Nic on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : Books 
If you would prefer to buy "The Green Man", "L'homme en vert" or "Der Grune Mann" via eBay rather than through this website, the books are now listed on, and for delivery to anywhere in the world :)

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More photos added to the Gallery !

Posted by Nic on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : Books 
Two more pictures to see in the Picture Gallery :)
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When you only have four helmets....

Posted by Nic on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Books 
Click on the group photo of British Bobbies on the 'Odds and Ends' page for the first in a series of articles about the basic photo editing techniques used to create "The Green Man" !
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Posted by Nic on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Books 
A small article on one of the key inspirations for "The Green Man"... well, what started it all off really, has been added to the Odds and Ends page.
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Contributions to the book!

Posted by Nic on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Books 

Two articles about the contribution friends made to "The Green Man" have been added to the 'Odds and Ends page'.

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The Green Man vs L'homme en vert

Posted by Nic on Sunday, September 18, 2011, In : Books 

Estelle, my French Translator has written an article in her blog about translating The Green Man - see the Feedback page !

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Publication Date for the printed edition

Posted by Nic on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Books 
The books should be delivered to me by the end of next week (Thursday 22 September), and I'll be taking orders very soon afterwards :)
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Posted by Nic on Monday, September 5, 2011, In : Books 
I thought I'd start a blog to keep you up-to-date on all 'Thomas Swift' matters, and to flag up when new stuff has been added to the website.

At the moment I'm putting together the printed versions of "The Green Man", creating a larger page format so more of the detail in the pictures can be seen.  I've also had to do a back cover.  I hope to get everything to the printers by early next week.

French and German versions of the website should be available by then too.

Work on 'The Green Man' is th...

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About Me

Author of "The Green Man" Married with 3 children. Recently returned to full time work in a small very friendly office, looking for a publisher for my first fiction (no pictures) book, and about to start work on writing another...