Data Beast published!
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After a fairly short wait, the first book in the Data Beast series was published yesterday by Wayland and is available for purchase on Amazon.

The book is aimed at the education market and is intended to get young people excited about reading. The books are heavily illustrated to give the reluctant reader plenty to look at, so that was great for me as the illustrator. The story follows two teenage hackers who accidentally create a shapeshifting monster out of computer code.

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Alex McArdell
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Alex is a professional artist and illustrator based in the UK. He has worked on published works in the fields of Children's books and Comics. His most recent work can be see… Show more.

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Hachette books, Hodder and Stoughton, Wayland Publishing, Mark Morrow, Jonathan Blank, Andrew Fusek Peters, Diane Frolov, Dailey Pike, Capture Films, Eight90 Group
"I CAN NOT WAIT for you to see the cover illustration (Alex did) for the next Jackson Speed novel. It is glorious. When my youngest son saw the first draft of the cover, he said, “You’re going to have to write a better book to go with that cover.”
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