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polar ices

I'm so chuffed, I even managed a morning sketch on a Saturday. Stuart gave me the ice cream van idea. The one outside our house, Ali Baba, is very very loud, and waits until it gets right under my window to give a sharp blast of a German oompa song, and give me a heart attack.



Some updates:
I've been selected as Featured Illustrator for the UK's Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Hooray!
I've also posted two more book reviews:
The Tinderbox, illustrated by someone who's a fantastic discovery for me, Russian illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline;
and The Animals' Christmas Carol, not so much my kind of book, but Helen Ward paints animals better than almost anyone.
edit: And I'm sure I had fellow Seattlite David Lasky's polar bear comic in mind when I did this picture!

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nice_cup_of_tea
Sep. 8th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Well done on being selected as the illustrator - great achievement and I checked out your website, looking good! Huge Congratulations also on your distinction - you kept that quiet on your blog :-)

So, what's next?

I read your blog regularly but never get round to commenting, sorry! life has been manic recently with work and I have been in Poland all summer :-) Plus this week I had a quick (scheduled) hospital trip for an op, so am now recuperating in bed, with laptop of course!!

Cheers, Helen aka nice cup of tea
jabberworks
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
Re: Congratulations!
Thanks, Helen! Aw, I hope you feel better soon. You've had a doozy of a few months, with the arm and everything. Poland must have been fascinating! There are so many Polish people in London now, lots of shops and restaurants springing up.
What next? A lot more illustrating! I have a few things on the boil, but the Cutty Sark merchandise is the only definite thing at the moment. They've been a good client for a long time, and they seem to have lots for me to do.
oharlene
Sep. 8th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That baby polar bear is so precious!
jabberworks
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
dlasky
Sep. 9th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Hooray for Polar Bears!

And congrads on being featured illustrator. You're illos look great on that site!

Please continue to impress us with your artwork.
jabberworks
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
Yay! And, you know, I'm sure I was subliminally thinking of your polar bear comic. I'll do an edit and add a link! :-D
knitfish
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
this is so cute and yet sad.
Congrats on being selelcted for featured illustrator!!! That's so exciting & your talent certainly deserves recognition!!!

~Nessa
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