Friday 30 July 2010


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"Of all the suspicious looking houses in all the deserted woods
in all the world, he had to roll up to hers..."

Yesterday this arrived -my advance copy of my new picture book - EGG!

I'm so delighted with it - the colours have reproduced beautifully and the spot varnish on the cover is a glorious, shiny treat.
If you think you might like to read an exciting story - a sort of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?/A Streetcar Named Desire, but for children and with a Fox and an egg - this is the book for you.
It can be pre-ordered here, or here and of course at you local independent bookseller.
(Don't forget about them - they are brilliant.)

I do apologise for the quality of the photos. The light today is truly awful and these are very much the best of a bad bunch!

Thursday 22 July 2010

IF: Breakfast

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Roger always has a swim before breakfast...

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Up in the Air...

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Aaaah bed...

A few weeks ago I found the first picture somewhere online. Shamefully I forgot to note down where it was from, but I think it's an advert for Bloomingdales' home departments.
(If anyone knows do tell me and I'll credit the picture immediately).
I just think it's magical and a realisation of one of my childhood dreams - to live in a tree.

Anyway, inspired by the photo I've drawn my own version. Now, if someone could arrange for a bed to be made up for me in the trees, that would be brilliant - I'm desperately in need of a nap!

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Billy Bongo: chihuahua, muse, icon

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My poor little chihuahua - I'm constantly drawing and photographing him and all he wants to do is play with his best toy - a stinky, very chewed little pink foot one of the other dogs bit off one other their other toys....

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Illustration Friday: Giant

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Attack of the Giant Bunny!!!
( Poor thing - he's trying to step gently and all he wants is a nice cup of carrot tea..:-/ )