Monday, 5 August 2019

Primadonna Festival 30th August-1st September

Primadonna Festival is for everyone interested in literary delights! There's an amazing line up of authors, speakers, poets, writers and performers. Panels of experts discuss everything from AI to gender to writing biographies. There will be workshops for the budding writer and comedy to entertain and of course there's music. Live bands and many other activities for families. I'll be running a workshop event called Phoenix Island. All ages welcome to get involved in a creative discovery...just what does live on Phoenix Island?? We'll be in sunny Suffolk and more information can be found here:





Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New for 2019

You're Not A Proper Pirate Sidney Green! is a proper adventure by talented author Ruth Quayle and published by the much admired Nosy Crow.
There are many action-packed double spreads throughout which gave me a chance to play with a slightly graphic style.
Familiar as I am with drawing Pirates and parrots, this story was another challenge to illustrate as I wouldn't say drawing diggers and racing cars are my strong point! So I was a little worried when a digger was to feature on the cover and then a racing car on the back! I'm sure there will be some digger experts to guide me when I take this book to school classrooms over the coming year. Look out for those comparisons later!