Monday, 19 December 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
Do you need a guide to learn how to be proper monsters?
Well I know of just the thing.
The Awfully Bad Guide to Monster Housekeeping is being launched at the Ministry of Stories this week!
I've illustrated to FOOD guide and I can safely say it's utterly revolting!
It's been written by school children and a poet Naomi Woddis and I've done some gruesome illustrations- see below.
It will be available to buy online or at Hoxton St Monster supplies.
All profits will go to the Ministry of Stories.
So get your grubby mitts on some copies as they will make a fab halloween pressies.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
You’ll find Chapter 1 HERE, Chapter 2 HERE, Chapter 3 HERE and Chapter 4 HERE.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
For more details contact: The Yellow-Lighted Nailsworth direct on 01453 832555
Monday, 29 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
It's finally here! Get out your stripy tales and masks and go to your nearest bookshop and ask very politely for a copy of School for Bandits, the finest raccoon picture book they have. If they don't have it, please insist they get it in stock as soon as possible!
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
For those discerning readers who love a classy hardback (yes they are lovely aren't they!)
Friday, 29 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Hello wonderful people,
I’d love to meet you at one of the following fun events coming up in the summer and autumn. Why not come and get a signed copy of School For Bandits or one of my many other books?
I may also be doing signings in and around the South West during the school holidays which I’ll announce on here…
Please note this list does not contain school visits, however if you are wishing to book a school visit, I am now fully booked until the end of November.
The Big Chill
Little Chill Children’s Area, Eastnor Castle
Saturday 6th August 2011 at 1pm
Click to find out more
Stroud Children’s Bookshop
Swan Lane, Stroud
Saturday 13th August 11:00- 12:30
This is a SIGNING event- Come and get a lovely signed copy of School For Bandits!
24th September 3pm-5pm
If you are aged between 4-11 you can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge
over the summer holidays. On the 24th of September I will presenting award certificates and medals and doing a talk about my work to parents and children who have participated in the challenge!
The Yellow Lighted bookshop will be selling books.
Bath Kids Lit Fest
Central Library Bath
Saturday 1st October 2011 at 1pm
Exciting mask making School for Bandits event and story time.
The Children’s Bookshop – Muswell Hill
8th October 2011 11:30- 12:30pm
This is a SIGNING event- Come and get a lovely signed copy of School For Bandits. I’ll be doing some live drawing too so come along to suggest things for me to draw!
13th October 2011
(This is a schools only event, I look forward to meeting some enthusiastic young readers)
More info for schools
Southend Libraries Children’s Book Festival
19th October 2011
(Schools event only- Interested schools please contact Southend Libraries)
Word Up Festival- SPECIAL School for Bandits kids launch party
Monday 24th October 2011 (Half Term)
This event will be an extra special party event for School for Bandits at St Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, LONDON.
Timings and extra details to follow soon- don’t miss out. This event will be open to the public and ticketed.
Details at www.wordupfestival.co.uk
French Institute London – South Ken Kids Festival
17 Queensberry Place, London
Saturday 26th November
A day of events at the French Institute, including a drawing duel with Marc Boutavant.
You can download more info here
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
With the launch of School for Bandits fast approaching, I've designed a fab Raccoon mask for you to download and make- remember to print the full size version on CARD for best results. Please email me any photos if you make a mask, I'd love to see them.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Now using a special bit of photoshop trickery (I basically treat photoshop like a screen printing process) I layer up and select textures and images and start to colour it, I overlay shadows too. It takes me a few days to get it right and I don't stop tweaking colours and textures until I'm completely happy with the way it looks.
Friday, 3 June 2011
In the next few posts I'll be posting various stages of how I build up an image.