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new picture book cover!

This one isn't coming out til March 1st, but thought I'd give you a peek anyway! It features a princess, a space ship, chocolate, cakes and ALIENS!!! ...Ha ha, you'll never guess which things I had the most fun drawing.

Here's what Scholastic UK are saying about it on Amazon:
When King Cupcake is kidnapped by hungry aliens, it's up to his feisty daughter, Princess Spaghetti, to save him from becoming their dinner. She blasts off into space to show those naughty aliens who's boss - and introduces them to a delicious alternative to people: chocolate! This hilarious romp will delight chocolate lovers everywhere!

Gillian Rogerson's text IS funny, I had such a giggle when they showed it to me. And I probably gained ten pounds doing 'research' drawing the cakes, this book should come with a health warning.

Tomorrow! (Saturday) London, Roehampton University: IBBY Conference: Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People, featuring speakers Paul Gravett, David Fickling, a panel with Emma Vieceli, John Dunning and me, moderated by Ariel Kahn; Marcia Williams, and Janet Evans speaking about Raymond Briggs. All day conference, and I hear Jim Medway is coming along, too!

Saturday, 21 Nov: Wigtown, the book town, southwest Scotland, Box of Frogs bookshop. Starting at 10:30am, I'll read Morris the Mankiest Monster and lead a 'Make your own Monster' workshop. Book sales and signing.

Saturday, 12 Dec: London, Wandsworth: Signing Morris the Mankiest Monster at The Golden Treasury bookshop from 3pm.

March 27 & 28: Inverness Highlands International Comic Expo (or 'Hi-Ex'). Talks and workshops with studio mate Gary Northfield. And Asia Alfasi says she's coming, too!



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 13th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my word that looks freaking adorable
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks, Jess! :-)
Nov. 13th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Pity Hi-Ex and The thing are clashing this year...not enough comic things and then they're all on the same time!
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! I am totally pulling my hair out over this one. I can't believe they put them on the SAME WEEKEND. GRRR.
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's a royal pain when that happens - MoCCA and 2D have ended up on the same weekend for the past 3 years!! Thankfully MoCCA moved to April for 2010 and I was like woohoo road trip to 2D but now I'm leaving the country lol can't win.
Nov. 13th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
How adorable! X3

Aww.... Hi-Ex is at the same time as the Thing? T^T
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm totally gutted they're the same weekend, so wrong!
Nov. 14th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Looks fun! I love the cover!
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Dave! :-)
Nov. 14th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
love it!

lesson of the story: never illustrate a book with cupcakes in it.
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Candy! I know, I'll have to do my next book about carrots or running marathons or something. Not that I will research the marathons.
Nov. 14th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
oh god i love this sarah! ^_^ the cat's expression is brilliant!
i've got a meeting at Scholastic next week, i fully intend to name drop you :p
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks, Jamie! Yeah, totally name drop me! :-D
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
And good luck with it!!!
Nov. 15th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
That cover looks great! Thanks for the peek! I'm excited to see you're drawing a cat character.

Also, cool to see that you're making some appearances in the family 'homeland' of Scotland. Be sure to take photos (so I can continue to live vicariously via your Livejournal). :)
Nov. 15th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
at some point I'm hoping you'll be singing Morris the Mankiest Monster. Be much more fun than a signing.

The cover looks brill Sarah
Nov. 15th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hi-Ex/Thing clash
Ooh, hadn't yet spotted the Hi-Ex/Thing clash. That's a shame, I was contemplating both. May well join you for Hi-Ex and try to flog some copies of Good Dog, Bad Dog.
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