children's workshops

Mattishall Primary visit

These pictures were taken after a visit I made to Mattishall Primary school earlier this year. I wanted to put them up because I thought the children did such brilliant and individual work on the day and it’s even more special to see all their characters put together to make a great big display.

Here’s another one together with some additions of my own:

And one more…

Aren’t they great? What a creative bunch.

This was the visit that inspired Raimon my studio demon into being, here he is with his little umbrella:

children's books · illustration

It’s always difficult going first…

…and I’m not quite sure where to start, perhaps in the middle of everything.

This month is an exciting one for me because not only has the paperback edition of Ready, Steady, Ghost! finally hit the shops but Vile Visitors is going to be coming out on the 27th too!

Ready, Steady, Ghost! is written by Elizabeth Baguley and is about a small ghost called Bertie who nervously goes on his first haunting. Bertie has in fact been haunting bookshops in hardback for a year now so its lovely to see him make his return in paperback.

Vile Visitors is the second Diana Wynne Jones book I have illustrated, the first being Earwig and the Witch. I love Diana’s stories and Vile Visitors is no exception. It was such fun to illustrate especially since it has a couple of real rotters in it! That combined with some slightly out of control magic and an awful lot of feisty furniture made it a bit of a dream job really…