September 6th, 2011

lewisham literary festival - this saturday

After all the rail travel I've been doing, it's rather exciting to say that here's an event I could almost walk to! My studio mate, Ellen Lindner, got me involved in this panel with Karen McLeod for Lewisham Literary Festival, where we'll talk about our work and open up the panel for questions and discussion, with moderator Jane Bradley. Do come along if you'd like to have a good ol' natter about making books, it should be good fun. Find out more here...
Sat, 10 Sept, 7pm, St Swithun's Church, Hither Green, London, tickets £4.

You can also see our fab friend Alex Milway do a children's event - about elite secret agent yetis! - for the festival at 10am the same day! See the events page for details. Here's Alex, reading from The Magma Conspiracy, the latest part to his Mythical 9th Division series.

And don't forget, TONIGHT IN LONDON! The Klimb Illustration Charity Auction, where you may be able to snaffle up artwork at very reasonable prices by the likes of top illustrators such as Oliver Jeffers, Mini Grey, Bruce Ingman, David Roberts, Adam Stower, Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz and Nick Sharratt. I'll be doing live drawing, where you can commission a personalised picture from me right there on the spot.
6pm for 7pm start, Core West End Quay, 1 South Wharf Road, London W2 1JB. RSVP to Garry via email... or by calling 020 7732 4481. Find out more here...

And one more thing, a big thank you to Forbidden Planet International for featuring my new book, You Can't Scare a Princess! over on their fabulous comics blog.

calling all dubliners!

Hey, look at the poster that just popped up on the Inis magazine blog!

If you're anywhere near Dublin this Thursday, come join me and two top-notch illustrators Oliver Jeffers and PJ Lynch at the big Easons on O'Connell Street for a cosy evening event! I'm looking forward to finding out more about PJ Lynch and I'm already a huge fan of Oliver's work. I remember the first time I saw an original piece he'd done for The Incredible Book Eating Boy, I was totally blown away because none of it was digital (as I'd assumed), he'd really found all this beautiful old paper and things and cut and pasted and painted it together.

I've really enjoyed my trips to Ireland the past couple years (see past blog posts here). My studio mate, Gary Northfield and I did an amazing whistle-stop tour last year. You might have already seen this, but I'll post the video of our slot on RTE2 Irish kids telly, that was such good fun.

(Click here for Part 2)