February 4th, 2014

seawigs hit hertfordshire!

Remember that big hair I mentioned in my Hourly Comic the other day? Well, I decided to give it a test-drive to today's event at the University of Hertfordshire, along with a new hat. That, in itself, was all rather exciting.

But more exciting was meeting my Oliver and the Seawigs co-author Philip Reeve at Platform 9 3/4, where we set off to...

...the most excellent gathering of Seawigs yet seen! Now that was SUPER exciting.

For the Joy of Reading celebration, organiser Maureen Irving and her team packed over 400 school kids into the university's state-of-the-art theatre, and the kids were fabulous. Some of schools had made amazing Seawigs, and they all drew Sea Monkeys and went absolutely ape when we all sang the Eep Song together.

Check out some of these great Seawigs! I love these, they're much more Mardi Gras than Marie Antoinette, which was just what I was hoping. Some kids really went all-out with the 3D effects!

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