Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas and a Nommy New Year!
Best wishes from Sleepy & Lazy and everybody in Bluebell Woods!

Lazyhead & Sleepybones are coming to town!

Hi friends! We hope you like our latest picture of Lazyhead and Sleepybones! It's taken from our lovely Tails from the Burrow 2011 Calendar. Have you ordered your copy yet? If not, they're available to buy from the Burrow online shop, and would make a splendid Christmas gift!

One of the great challenges of the small press and self-publishing world is that it's very, very difficult to market one's products, however beautiful they may be. We have about 25 calendars left that we really do need to sell before Christmas... So we would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about Tails from the Burrow, and recommending our calendars to your friends and family! If you know anybody you think might like our work, please direct them to our website, where they can read all about the calendar and follow Lazyhead and Sleepybones' adventures. Thank you so much! X

Not to be Nommed Until Christmas Day!

Just 17 days to Christmas... But how will the tin of Christmas biscuits Mrs Badger gave Lazyhead and Sleepybones survive until the 25th??

Glögg Glögg Glögg *burp*

Hello Friends of the Burrow!

We hope you are all well. Have you had much snow where you are? We've had quite a bit, but not enough to build snowbunnies yet.

It's Christmas market time here in Sweden! Hopefully tomorrow (Sunday 28th) we'll have a Tails from the Burrow stall at a Christmas market in Lund. If you live locally please come along - it's at Folkets hus from 12 noon to 6pm. We'll be selling our calendars, fanzines and badges. We'll have to check that it's OK to have the little baby monkey there with us first though - we'll let you know if we'll be there for definite via Twitter and Facebook tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow is a very important day in Sweden: it's the day we start drinking GLÖGG, Swedish mulled wine! Nom! We'll have to keep our bottle out of PC Badger's reach though - look what happened last year!

Have a lovely weekend!

Bunny Christmas Gifts

Hello Burrow Friends!
We hope you are all having a nice weekend. We're really looking forward to Christmas this year – it'll be our baby's very first! Have you thought about Christmas presents yet? Well, here's a good idea... Why not buy a Tails from the Burrow calendar or two for your loved ones?! They'd really make a splendid gift!

You can read all about the calendar here. You can buy the calendars from our online Burrow Shop (or if you're in Sweden, they are available at SF Bokhandeln, Malmö and Stockholm branches).

We also have Tails from the Burrow fanzines and badges on sale in the Burrow Shop.

Please tell your friends about Tails from the Burrow (and our 2011 Calendar!), and direct them to our lovely website: www.tailsfromtheburrow.com!

Hugs and best wishes from all at the Burrow x

Big Plans for Little Bunnies

Hello Burrow Pals!

We had a splendid time celebrating our first birthday last week! Thanks so much for all the greetings and kind words. Now it's time to start thinking about the next 12 months...

We have some big plans for those little bunnies of ours! We have a Christmas quiz lined up (your chance to win a piece of original Tails from the Burrow artwork!), and are working on a poem about the time Sleepy and Lazy went fishing (and got caught!), a rhyming recipe comic and a story about a Baby Monkey arriving in Bluebell Woods.

However our big burrow project for the coming months is Filly and the Fox Cubs. It's in its very early stages at the moment, but it's going to be a sing-a-long comic featuring Filly Sox and his band of fox cubs. We'll keep you updated on our progress with that, and will upload sketches and teasers as we go along!

2011 is to be a year of small publications, fairs and festivals for us: we're planning to make some of our new poems into beautiful booklets, and we'll be participating in as many small press, craft and children's book fairs as we can (finances and new baby permitting). Who knows, we may be coming to a town near you. Please get in touch if you know of any events that might suit us in Europe. Don't worry non-European friends, we promise we'll come to see you one day!

A Brief History of the Burrow: Part Five

The BIG Burrow Project and the Burrow Website

Hello friends! Here is the final installment of A Brief History of the Burrow, a review of Tails from the Burrow's first year.

We spent the Summer working hard on our biggest Burrow project so far – the Tails from the Burrow 2011 Calendar. It consists of 12 detailed, full colour images (each with a hidden badger) and a rhyming couplet for every month (a clever parody of Sarah Coleridge's "The Months" ;-)). It follows a year in Bluebell Woods, featuring a bunny snowball fight in Flanuary, Maypole dancing in Hay, the annual Woodland cricket match in Jelly, and setting traps for carrot theives in Oxtober.

The calendar is undoubtably our greatest accomplishment – Tails from the Burrow at its very best! The first edition of the calendar, limited to 75 copies, sold out within 3 days.

The calendar would make a great Christmas present for someone special, and is available to buy from our on-line shop.

In Jelly we launched our brand new Burrow website – www.tailsfromtheburrow.com! It's home to our best poems and cartoons (in English and in Swedish), and also contains the Burrow Shop. Please have a look at it and let us know what you think!

Our production rate has slowed down a bit lately, due to a new addition to the Burrow, Baby Monkey (born on 18th Oxtober), but we have lots of new burrow projects lined up for the next 12 months. Please keep visiting our website, following our blog and do stay in touch with Twitter or Facebook. We can also be emailed at fromtheburrow@gmail.com

Once again we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us this year, everyone who has enjoyed our work, bought our fanzine and calendar or been to our exhibitions! You've made two silly bunnies very, very happy.

A Brief History of the Burrow: Part Four

Bunnies in Tivoli (and The Burrow på Svenska)

In Prune 2010, Lazyhead became Latis, Sleepybones became Drönis – and the first Swedish versions of Tails from the Burrow adventures appeared in print! Translated by the exceedingly talented friend of the Burrow, Linus Ganman, our stories and poems were published in the Prune, Jelly and Pawgust issues of Tivoli med Vänner, a Swedish Children's comic.

In Pawgust we were invited to participate in Från Skiss till Serie (From Sketch to Comic), an exhibition in Gagnef.

 One of the highlights of the Burrow year was being published in Lyrikvännen - a very highly regarded Swedish poetry publication. Sir Nom-a-Lot and the Quest for Orange Gold (Riddar Mums-fili-Baba och jakten pådet eldröda guldet) is in the Oxtober edition.

All our Swedish comics and poems can be found here.

A Brief History of the Burrow: Part Three

Behold The Great Sir Nom-a-lot!

To celebrate one year of Tails from the Burrow we are updating our blog every day this week with an installment of A Brief History of the Burrow – a review of our first year. See yesterday and Monday's posts for parts one and two.

Flanuary 2010 saw us making a spirited attempt to escape the Swedish Winter – The Burrow relocated to Barcelona for four months! We returned to Sweden with Sir Nom-a-Lot and the Quest for Orange Gold, a comic written in rhyme. Influenced by Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and the tales of the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Nom-a-Lot and the Quest for Orange Gold stars Lazyhead as a damsel in distress and Sleepybones as his heroic alter-ego: The Bold Sir Nom-a-Lot.

In Apple 2009 we produced our very first publication – the Tails from the Burrow fanzine. The fanzine features some of our favourite Burrow poems and cartoons, is in full colour and can be bought at The Burrow Online Shop or at Science Fiction-Bokhandeln in Malmö.

We officially launched the fanzine at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Stockholm, an annual comic festival, where we got to mingle with some great comic artists and self-publishing enthusiasts from around the world.

Tomorrow: Bunnies in Tivoli

A Brief History of the Burrow: Part Two

Christmas in the Burrow

In December 2009 we rather ambitiously set ourselves the challenge of making an on-line Tails from the Burrow advent calendar – a brand new picture and poem for every day of Advent!

It involved a lot of late, late nights, but we think it turned out well in the end! You can see the whole advent calendar here (Do have a look if you've not seen it before - it'll make you laugh!).

Tomorrow - Part Three: Behold The Great Sir Nom-a-lot!

Happy Birthday To Us!

Happy Birthday to us! Today is the First Anniversary of Tails from the Burrow! We'll be celebrating with a glass or two of carrot wine. As a special treat, we'll be updating the blog every day this week with A Brief History of the Burrow, and revisiting some of the highlights of our first year. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been following Lazyhead and Sleepybones throughout the year. We're looking forward to sharing many more of their adventures with you in the year to come!

A Brief History of the Burrow: 
Part One: A Rabbit Ghost Story

Lazyhead and Sleepybones, the stars of Tails from the Burrow, first appeared in A Rabbit Ghost Story, a cartoon we made for the Malmö Comic Festival "I seriernas värld" in Autumn 2009. 
Lazy and Sleepy enjoyed appearing in print so much that they insisted that we continued to record and illustrate their adventures. So on Nomvember 8th 2009, we launched the Burrow blog and Facebook pages, and released our first poem: 

Tomorrow – Part Two: Christmas in the Burrow

A Baby in the Burrow

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Friends of the Burrow

Hello Burrow friends!

We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everybunny who's bought a 2011 calendar! The first edition sold out within 4 days! :-D

The 2nd edition of the calendar is still available to buy online from the Burrow Shop (more information on our website: www.tailsfromtheburrow.com).
It is also being sold in the following shops in Sweden:
Malmö: Science Fiction-bokhandeln
Lund: Krabat (toy shop)
Stockholm: Science Fiction-bokhandeln

We are feeling very creative at the moment, and have lots of ideas for new Burrow projects, so keep an eye on our blog and website over the coming months!

We've also heard rumours that a Baby Monkey will be appearing in Bluebell Woods soon – we'll keep you updated.

Have a lovely weekend!

ps -We will be celebrating the first anniversary of Tails from the Burrow on 8th November.

Tails from the Burrow 2011: On Sale Now

Due to popular demand we have printed a 2nd edition of the Tails from the Burrow 2011 calendar! The calendar features 12 brand new Tails from the Burrow pictures and poems – one for every month of the Bluebell Woods year! You can throw snowballs with Lazyhead in Flanuary, splash in puddles with Olly Jox in Bedruary, go fishing with Sleepybones in Pawgust, and fly kites with Filly Sox in Nomvember.

The calendar is printed in full colour, on high quality paper.
It costs 110 SEK (plus p&p) and is available from the 

You can see more images of the calendar on our website.

Tivoli webshop

The publisher of Tivoli, Positiv förlag, has opened a webshop! 

If you'd like to buy issues featuring Sleepybones & Lazyhead (in Swedish!), we're in issues 5, 6 & 7 (2010).

Tails from the Burrow Calendar 2011

12 lovely months, size A5, in full colour!
Follow the Bluebell Woods year with Sleepybones, Lazyhead and all their friends!

Price: 110 SEK + P&P
For information about how to order, click here.

Tails from the Burrow Calendar 2011 at the printers!

We've finally finished work on the Tails from the Burrow 2011 Calendar! It's been sent to the printers and should be on sale in 2 weeks time! 

The calendar is a very limited edition (75 copies). We'll start taking orders for it from the beginning of next week. More information and pictures soon...

Have a lovely weekend!
Sleepy & Lazy

Tails from the Burrow 2011 Calendar!

Coming very soon... the 2011 Tails from the Burrow Calendar!

Tails from the Burrow in Lyrikvännen

Our true true hero Sir Nom-a-Lot and his quest for orange gold is featured in the latest issue of the Swedish poetry magazine Lyrikvännen.

The Magazine can be bought directly from the publisher (clink on the link above) or in selected stores around Sweden.

Exhibition: Shared Space - på samma sida!

Tails from the Burrow is part of this exhibition in Karlstad, Sweden. The exhibition runs from August 24th - September 30th.

Find the Badgers!


Sleepy and Lazy are baking cakes. But greedy PC Badger has sent his naughty nephews and nieces in to steal them! Can you help the bunnies to find all 6 baby badgers?

News from the Burrow

Hello everyone!

The latest issue of Tivoli med Vänner is now available in stores around Sweden! This month's edition features the Swedish translation of our rhyming comic, Sir Nom-a-Lot and the Quest for Orange Gold.

The original (English) version of Sir Nom-a-Lot can be found on our new website! Have you visited it yet? It's www.tailsfromtheburrow.com Please have a look when you have time, and let us know what you think!

Two very dear friends of the Burrow, who are getting married at the end of the month, have asked us to make some TFTB badges for their wedding guests! We've heard that PC Badger will be making an appearance at the wedding, even though he's not invited. He told us that it's his duty to taste all the cakes and wedding noms before the happy couple do, just in case they are poisoned. What a brave, brave badger he is!

Best Wishes and Bunny Hugs,

Lazyhead and Sleepybones

Flanuary brings the snow...

We've had a busy afternoon, working on the Tails from the Burrow 2011 calendar. It's our most ambitious project yet! All being well, it should be finished by September. It will be very, very limited edition, and we will let you know how you can get your paws on one in due course. In the meantime, here is one of our sketches!

The Tails from the Burrow Homepage!

Our friends from Bluebell Woods have a new homepage! Please visit them at www.tailsfromtheburrow.com!

PC Badger Saves the Day

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