Thursday, 17 November 2011


Well it's been quite a while since we were here updating the blog, but here as a 'Hot-Off-The-Press' treat, is the cover art for KANGAZANG!: Star Stuff, the second in the trilogy!

As with the first book, The cover and style is intentionally made to follow the same kind of aesthetic appeal, with minor refreshments (No, I don't mean very small cups of tea and biccies!)

Here it is! Cover and layout by Author TERRY COOPER

And here it is front-on so to speak.....


Well, it's not what it looks like at first sight. But it's very important and you'll learn more as time goes by!

Why not PRE-ORDER your own copy of KANGAZANG!: STAR STUFF now, so you get it as soon as it comes off the presses in February 2012?

Just £11.99! Visit and check out their online shop to do it! Go! Go!

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Author Terry Cooper recently received an email from a Kangazang! reader in America. Here's what she had to say:

"Hey Terry!

I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed Kangazang! the 2nd time around. Your appendix helped this dumb American, but I surprised myself by knowing many of your references. You made some improvements from the first draft, and I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud! LOVED IT!!

At the library we do monthly staff picks, and Kangazang! will so be on my list for June.

Can't wait to read the 2nd installment (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
Helen Taylor

Indiana Free Library in the heart of downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania.
We have a facebook page & our website is
Feel free to mention that wonderful red-headed librarian who works there! : )"

Do you want to write a Kangazang! review? Get in touch and tell us what you think!


Kangazang! publisher Candy Jar recently unearthed VHS tapes from 1996 containing interviews with Doctor Who heavyweights Tom Baker, Nicholas Courtney and John Nathan Jones.

Filmed by Candy Jar Director Shaun Russell when he was working for a local television station in Manchester, the interviews were originally thought lost forever until a chance discovery in the attic!

Tom Baker is well-known as the fourth incarnation of the enigmatic time traveller. He remains the longest-lived Doctor in the show's on-screen history, counting both the classic and modern series.

William Nicholas Stone Courtney was most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who. Generally referred to simply as the Brigadier, he one of the founders of UNIT (Unified Intelligence Taskforce), an international organisation that defends Earth from alien threats, and serves as commander of the British contingent.

John Nathan-Turner was the ninth producer of Doctor Who from 1980 until it was effectively cancelled in 1989. He was the longest-serving and, at the time, the most widely known Doctor Who producer.

You can view the videos here:

Friday, 3 June 2011


Kangazang! has now gone fully digital!

As well as being able to enjoy the exploits of Ray the Barber and Jeff the Earthman through Colin Baker's audio version - available through Audible, iTunes and Amazon - but you can now enjoy the book on your favourite e-reader!

Whether you have an Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Sony Reader or any other portable e-book device, you can enjoy Kangazang! on the go.

Just search for 'Kangazang' at the Apple eBook store (via your iPad, iPod or iPhone) or Kobo to get your copy.

Kangazang! will also be available as an e-Book from these sites very soon:

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Exciting news! Kangazang is now available as an audio download through Audible, iTunes and other download sites.

The great news is that you can get Kangazang! for just £3.99 if you subscribe to Audible's monthly membership.

So - click on the links below to get your digital copy of the galaxy's greatest comedy adventure!

Friday, 18 March 2011


Candy Jar Books have announced their spring sale. The four disc Kangazang! CD has been slashed from £15.99 to £7.99, with the book dropping from £9.99 to £5.99*.

Colin Baker narrates the story about Earthling Jeff Spooner and his alien barber, Ray Scump, as they search for the fabled Universal Remote Control – avoiding danger, doom and embarrassing situations as they go. Aided by two badly programmed robots and an army of warrior Space Hoppers, our heroes dive and try to dodge the biggest threats in the galaxy: Supreme Overlord Kelvin (Emperor of Skragg), the terminally depressed Emo people and Queen Shelley (a bald, cannibalistic Amazon who has a score to settle from way back)...

Actress Claire Cage, who also features in Kangazang!, can be seen this week in Submarine – the highly anticipated movie from The IT Crowd’s, Richard Ayoade.

Kangazang! – a triple CD disc set, with a bonus DVD – was actually produced in the same building where the Doctor Who episode Blink, and the new series of Torchwood, was filmed.

Shaun Russell, director of Candy Jar Books, is excited that Kangazang! will reach more listeners. He said: “We’ve had fantastic reaction to both the book and CD. However, at Candy Jar we are focusing on new projects including a wartime memoir and children’s book. It is now time to clear the decks, so if you have not purchased the CD yet this maybe your last opportunity to do so. We also have a handful of Mike Collins prints to give away.”

For every Kangazang CD or book sold online, we will give a £1 donation to the Atlantic Dash team. They will be rowing the Atlantic for three months later this year, raising money for three worthwhile causes: Help for Heroes, Breast Cancer Care and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Don't delay - get your copy of Kangazang! here.

*plus p&p


Kangazang! author Terry Cooper has worked on a project entitled '10thology' - 10 stories with a distinctly Welsh flavour involving the cream of Welsh comic talent. Terry wrote and produced the artwork for one of the stories - Project Phoenix - which has been well received by critics. See a review here.

10thology was launched in February at the first Comic Expo - the first of its kind in Cardiff.

You can find out more about 10thology here.