Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stew Magazine

I did an illustration for the "Two Sentence Story" for Stew Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine with articles and illustrations about science, history, art and more for children aged 8-12.  The Two Sentence Story is contributed each issue by a young reader, and the text for this one was: 

'After at last managing to swim a whole length, she looked up at her dad in the spectator stand.
He was studying his phone.'

And this is another short comic about Pomona, this time cooking up a storm!
This was really just as I thought it'd be funny to have a panel where characters are having eyeballs thrown at them. And I finished off the Crying Mushie comic too...


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Poor lil guy!

I'm trying to think of stories for this new little witch character, and it seemed a good unblocker to draw some short stories in panels for her - here's a start! 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sleepy witch

This is Pomona, a new character I'm working on and trying to think of stories for, in her bedroom.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cards

I'm working on ideas for new Concertini cards, want to print them on more textured paper this time around...


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Daunt Books Children's Short Story Competition

This was the fourth year of Daunt Books' Children's Short Story Competition, open to children aged between 4 and 15.  The 13 winners had their stories published in a book, and this year I had the pleasure of designing the cover. Last night Daunt had organised a prize-giving in the beautiful setting of Burgh House in Hampstead.

I really enjoyed reading the stories, which were wide-ranging and quite anarchic. Ideas included three of the Seven Dwarfs on the psychiatrist's (the brilliantly named Miss Think-It-Through) couch, the death of Prince Albert by carnivorous plant, mermaid dreams and a playground mishap.


I enjoyed the challenge of representing each story on the cover. Daunt did a beautiful job with the printing, and I think the finished book looks great. Hurrah for 2016's winners!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bits and bobs round up!

I found some people sketches from a project that didn't happen for me, and I liked them so I'm giving them some colour love! I've had a few projects with people in them lately, and all practise is good...





And a moonlight serenade!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Palazzo d'Accursio

This is my friend Ella and me, checking out the art in Bologna's Palazzo d'Accursio in the centre of the town. Well, it's based on that - not very representational perhaps! Apart from the bit where Ella's a croc and I'm a cat, of course.



Wednesday, March 16, 2016