December 13th, 2011

party in the crow's nest

I always love a good Christmas party, and since Scholastic and OUP don't do them (fair enough), and Random House Children's Books didn't invite me (ouch! My next book with them is still going through rewrites and doesn't come out for awhile, so the publicist promised I could come next year), I pootled along to Nosy Crow's party to catch some of the festive cheer.



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how to draw captain waffle!

Thanks, Molly Bruton, for this excellent drawing of Captain Waffle from my picture book You Can't Scare a Pricess! (You might recognise Molly's name from her comic reviews on the FPI blog.) Poor Molly just fell off a trampoline, broke her arm in two places and had to have surgery to put pins in it, so send her lots of sympathy. (She drew this before the fateful bounce.)



There are lots of ways to draw the pirate captain, but I thought I'd rustle up a quick guide, if you want to give it a try. Feel free to leave links to your drawings in the comments if you like! It's always fun to see the variations. And what's Waffle wearing underneath? Hmm...