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The Book Hive publishes its first children's book - Custom Fast Wheels by Joe Currie

Propolis and The Book Hive are thrilled to announce the arrival of this startling debut picture book from artist Joe Currie, the first title from our own children's imprint, Stickybooks. Custom Fast Wheels is an exquisitely hand drawn and water-coloured book for children and adults alike, sure to excite and entertain those who love good storytelling, stunning art work and fast cars!

When a young boy (puppy!) finds an old poster advertising the big 'Race Day' his grandpa (an old dawg) is taken back to his heyday as one of the great drivers in the Custom Fast Wheels road race. Together they go back in time, with us the reader, and re-live the thrills and spills of the ultimate auto-adventure! Told with minimal t...ext, this is a story which is brought to life purely through the electricity of the illustration – funny, exciting and cool beyond words...

Joe Currie is an artist based in Norfolk. He trained at the Royal College of Art on the bronze casting foundry course and has since been a studio technician for, amongst others, Charles Saatchi, Anthony Caro and Damien Hirst. He has worked as a sculptor at all the major UK film studios on sets for many features including The Golden Compass, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Quantum of Solace and the Marvel movies. He has also been a pyrotechnician for film, a stunt canoeist and a fashion photographer's assistant. As an artist he has exhibited and sold around the world and is currently working on a show for a USA exhibition in 2016 where he will also be making an attempt for the world land speed record for a sculpture, which will be documented in a film 'Multisculpture 24/7'. Custom Fast Wheels is his first book.

Come and join us for the launch party for this wonderful book - get signed copies, posters, prints, original artwork. Be there at the beginning!!

Earlier Event: August 4
Our very own Sally's book launch!!