Published February 18th, 2015
Godfrey and the Stars is the first of three titles in the Godfrey series illustrated and written by Mike Fryer. They will be published under the PUDDING PRESS imprint.
The Godfrey books were inspired by Mike’s visit to the Gothic splendour of York Minster, with its fantastical gargoyles that cram the sky-grazing buttresses, towers, walls and ledges, each and every gargoyle accompanied by a pigeon sitting on its head!
What would gargoyles say if they could speak, what tales could they tell, staring out day after day, night after night from their lofty perches with their heads in their hands?
Maybe they’d watch the weather and the stars and be very clever! They’d be astronomers, maybe even inventors, living at the tops of their towers with only the birds for company. And so, a few sketches later, the character of Godfrey the Gargoyle was born and with him, his cheeky side-kick the Pigeon and their adventures finally came alive!