This is the third in a series of blog posts introducing Goldcrest Books publications that are great for Lockdown!
This month we have something to laugh about with The Little Cartoon Book of Lockdown.
Compiled by Mike Howlett, the book features professional and amateur cartoonists whose drawings are mostly based on the words ‘lock and ‘down’. A little light relief in these strange times. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to The Care Workers’ Charity.
The Little Cartoon Book of Lockdown
Across the planet, the human species has rallied to protect ourselves and others from the ravages of Covid-19, and to mourn our losses when we haven’t succeeded. We truly are ‘all in it together’, but some are more ‘in it’ than others. The Care Workers’ Charity have been a support lifeline for Britain’s two million care workers since 2009, a vital source of comfort for the sick, the elderly, the poor. But they have never been as necessary as they are right now.
This ‘The Little Cartoon Book of Lockdown’ is what happened when twenty artists, professional and amateur, answered the call to draw or donate cartoons to illustrate a pandemic. They freely gave of their time and talent, and around 50 donors generously contributed funds to the production costs, so that this unique group effort can be sold to you, the Great British Public with 100% of the sale proceeds going to the Care Workers’ Charity. Please help them to help others by buying this first edition of an exclusive collection.
The book was compiled by Mike Howlett, an ex-lighting-cameraman and retired IT systems engineer, who is now a landscape photographer from Needham Market, a small town in mid-Suffolk.
Sarah Houldcroft, the founder of Goldcrest Books, has been working with authors for many years. She has a background in sales and marketing as well as publishing, is tech-savvy and as an avid reader brings a new perspective to the publishing process.
Her writing workshops and publishing programmes have been very well received and she is often asked to speak at events, writers’ days, webinars and take part in Facebook Lives.