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


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!