Sunday, 30 September 2012

Nothing exciting ever happens to me...or does it?!

Well today something exciting did happen...I saw the proofs for my new picture book 'Never Ever'! Despite the usual self doubts of 'us creative types', I think they're looking pretty good and I'm pleased with them.

The story is about a girl character who thinks nothing exciting EVER happens to her, whilst she has her nose in the air and eyes firmly closed she misses all that happens around her. The idea for the book came from me being a child who loved exciting stories, I was forever disappointed that real life in a small town in Hampshire, didn't quite match my imaginary expectations of what might be around the next corner...apart from chalk-pits. This feeling has been 'on the odd occasion' revisited more recently as an adult, at which point I give myself a good shake and open my eyes!

Hopefully 'Never Ever' will be out on December 15th, just in time for Christmas!

Here's a sneaky peak...

...and another little peak...

..and without giving too much more...

Some initial sketches...

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Use your LOAF...only 8 days to go!

8 days and counting...How many times have you heard of the latest entrepreneurial creation and thought ...'that's such a good idea, why didn't I think of that'?! Well here's another one...but the difference is YOU have the chance to be part of it, to help launch LOAF magazine onto the shelves and ultimately in the hands of young creative readers.

LOAF is a new comic magazine for 9-12 year olds beautifully illustrated and designed, crammed full of relevant and entertaining content, busting with creativity and born through story-making/comic workshops in Bristol and Cambridge.

Take a look at this little film which gives more detail about LOAF and how you can become part of it, but hurry there's only 8 days left before this opportunity closes.

Millinery - Becky Palmer

A little honey oatmeal loaf - Zoe Poster

Bagels - Elena Arevalo