Here is the cover image for my new L&G book. I think this is my favourite book so far as there was a lot to draw and it was all fun. Not saying anymore about this book yet, apart from it is published in September this year and is really very sweet!
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
I was asked to produce an illustration for a children's magazine by Hannah Foley. She is setting up her own company to publish this magazine (the name changes all the time so I am not too sure what it is this month!) and it looks to be great! I know other illustrators and authors who have contributed to it, all quality people!
This is my dream treehouse and is basically a self portrait in treehouse form! I need live music, food, swimming, sleep, art and travel to get me by. Oh, and books. And I would probably need somewhere to run but I used artistic licence on that one! I also need sunshine, so the trees are palm trees in Australia probably. I think I need a holiday...
My lovely friends in Modern Faces are doing not too bad for themselves! After supporting Kasabian last year, as well as The Charlatans, they are now well into a UK tour. They have an EP out on vinyl and are playing in Edinburgh on Friday this week. Check them out!
This morning I received my first advance copy of LOLLIPOP & GRANDPA GO SWIMMING. It feels like I just finished drawing this book (so many armbands to colour in...) and here it is already!
I like this story as it is set in a swimming pool, (obviously) which is an environment I am particularly at home in. I have dedicated this book to my best pals at swimming, Sandy and Charlie. They feature on a few pages, and can be seen swimming past the big blue whale. Sandy has been away for months getting his hip replaced with a better one, but I was very emotional when I saw him back in the pool yesterday. He's all fixed.
I am almost finished with the next book in the series too, but then I have a rest from these cheeky characters. I will miss them.