Friday 25 November 2016

Terry Teo (finally) back on Television!

Above: The new Terry Teo series. Copyright Semi-Professional Pictures 2016.

Terry Teo is back on television! After much media discussion and controversy earlier this year when the show debuted on TVNZ's Ondemand, it has finally found a place on the network's schedule: debuting this Sunday at 7pm on TVNZ 2 with a 2 hour double episode update of the 'Terry Teo The Gunrunners' storyline.

To order the original graphic novel, with a background history of Terry Teo and the making of the new TV series, you can order it directly from us HERE. If you are a retailer and would like to stock the book, you can contact us at:

Publishing Details:

Terry Teo and the Gunrunners TV Tie-in edition

Bob Kerr & Stephen Ballantyne
Paperback, 56 pages, full-colour
ISBN: 9780473330675
Suitable for All Ages
RRP: $24.99


Terry Teo is not your average schoolboy - he's a skateboarding super-sleuth about to embark on his very first adventure!

When he stumbles headfirst into the criminal schemes of the villainous Ray Vegas, Terry finds himself embroiled in a dastardly gun smuggling operation. Along with his karate-chopping sister, Polly, and older brother Ted, Terry must use all his street smarts to avoid Vegas' henchmen, defeat the smugglers, and save the day!


"Great adventures. No iPhones, no internet. I think I even saw a red telephone box in there. Lots of car chases, bad accents, worse jokes...It's going to be popular with young boys." 

- John McIntyre, Children's Book Reviewer - Nine to Noon, National Radio

"It’s all jolly good nostalgic fun, with a distinctly kiwi flavour to the illustrations – including the charmingly-named small town Kaupati (say it aloud) with its tiny police station and A&P show. This is truly like travelling back into a time before cellphones, before the internet, into a world where kids get to have the adventures – because the adults are too oblivious or silly to solve the problems themselves. With its fast pace and humour, this graphic novel can now be enjoyed by a new generation, and may especially be embraced by the more reluctant reader."

- Angela Oliver, Booksellers New Zealand Blog

"Bob Kerr’s cartoons are terrific as always and there are lots of little in-house jokes and Kiwi things going on that are smilers when you see one. Stephen Ballantyne’s written text is to the point and captures the whole Kiwi attitude. This book has high appeal for reluctant readers and is certain to win fans at primary and intermediate schools all over again." 

- Bob Doherty, Bobs Book Blog

Thursday 3 November 2016

Earth's End at NZ Book Festival 2016!

This Saturday the Earth's End Publishing team will be selling at the NZ Book Festival 2016, a great community event designed to promote and celebrate independent writers and publishers. The event will be taking place at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, from 10am - 4.30pm. Entry is FREE!

For Readers - Here's an opportunity to meet the writers behind the books. Chat with passionate Kiwi authors who’ve come from all over New Zealand. Browse through books that you may not find on mainstream bookstore shelves, and discover gems from a diverse range of genres – and authors! All books are available for purchase.

For Writers - Got a manuscript sitting in a drawer and don't know what to do next? Your next step is to come to the NZ Book Festival. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions and get answers on how to publish your own e-book or print book. Let private New Zealand publishers share their knowledge with you. They’ll help you bring your dream of publishing to life.

We'll be there with great deals on all our books: Terry Teo and the Gunrunners, The Dharma Punks, From Earth's End, and other great NZ graphic novel titles like Mansfield and Me and The Heading Dog Who Split in Half. Fellow cartoonists at the event include: Sam Orchard of Rooster Tails, and Paul Martin, author of The Adventures of Kory: Flight of the Kiwi.

This is a great opportunity to meet indie publishers and writers and pick up some great reads for the summer holidays! For more information on the event and guests, visit the NZ Book Festival website HERE.

- AK!