Draw A Truth In Neil Gaiman's Cave In The Mountains For BBC Radio 4


Last year I went to see the Barbican performance of the multi-media tale Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains, previously performed at the Sydney Opera House, then made available as a book and CD.

Well it transforming again to be serialised on BBC Radio 4 this week, available to listen, free, around the world during and after broadcast. The first episode airs at 22.45pm GMT, or 17.45 ET or 14.45PT. Abridged by Karen Rose. Read by Bill Paterson.

Not visually though, this is radio after all.

So that's where you come in. Listen to the show. Make your own drawing or painting based on the show and send it in. And be part of the gallery of images…

The only restriction is no photo-based work of collages, but be all self-created, landscape and ideally 1980 pixels by 1080 pixels.Oh and BBC get rights to use it forever….

Send to ships@bbc.co.uk or tweet it to @BBCRadio4 by the 6th December.

I might have a go…

The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountain by Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell is available here in book form in the US, here in the UK, here in Canada.

By submitting your work, you grant the BBC the right to use and to authorise the use of the artwork referred to above (which shall include any prints, transparencies or electronic images thereof which may be or have been supplied by you to the BBC for the purposes of reproduction) for all purposes by all means and in all media throughout the world.

You also confirm that you are entitled or authorised to grant to the BBC the rights set out above and that the rights thus granted do not violate the copyright or other related rights of any third parties to the best of your knowledge. To the extent that you are not fully able to make this warranty, you shall use your best endeavours to supply to the BBC at the earliest opportunity such details as are available to you to enable the BBC to obtain the necessary additional permissions.

Basically don't use any resources you haven't created yourself. If we show your art on our website we can do so in perpetuity. We if we love your art, we may well share this love and your work on social media.


About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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