July 31st, 2009

ten years!

I can hardly believe it, Stuart and I have been married for ten years! It doesn't seem that long since we were at a party at our South African friends' flat in Moscow and then we decided to go see what a Russian Orthodox Christmas service was like. (The Russians have their Christmas a bit late.) So after a bunch of us had been standing around in a church near Red Square for awhile, getting dazzled by candles, I worked up the courage to ask Stuart for his phone number. We didn't even kiss for ages, because he was my best friend and I didn't want to spoil anything if he didn't fancy me that way, so everyone thought we were a couple for months before we actually were. The first time he kissed me was in the Kremlin Gardens and the next day I had to go to work and write headlines and photo captions for The Moscow Times and the following day's newspaper read like total nonsense.
Hooray for Stuart! Putting up with a messy illustrator is not always easy.

This was for a different party, but look at the fabulous hat my sister made our of construction paper. (Just to add, the person wearing it is not my sister.)

Hee hee! I was really chuffed to get this photo from mangazebra of her Vern and Lettuce coffee mug:

Viviane, Gary and I move into our new studio this weekend! We're so excited! More news on that soon...

press release!

Whoo hoo! Here's the first press release for Morris the Mankiest Monster!

TURNED DOWN by 15 editors, REFUSED by 10 publishers, 12 years before anyone was brave enough to publish it... until now. [buh boom.]

(Keep clicking on the pic and it just gets bigger and bigger and more horrifying.)

I guess that means there is hope for even the mankiest of us (like James Turner, he is also very manky).