Tuesday, 23 October 2012


This reindeers nose appears to be glowing very bright indeed. I think he senses something very exciting is about to happen. Could it be that its getting closer and closer to the release of Angels Great Escape, where he will proudly make his Christmas App debut. Its very possible....
Totally couldn't resist making this :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Angel's Great Escape

 Hi everybody! I have some very exciting news for you all. For those who follow me on either twitter or Facebook you may have been aware that a few months back now I was working on a very very exciting project with brand spanking new and fabulous children's App maker, And So we Begin, on a lovely rhyming story app called Angels Great Escape. As you can see Angel (our brave lead character) can not wait to tell you more...

 (GIF by Kristyna litten not And So We Begin- you'll just have to wait for the real stuff)

... but sadly both our lips are sealed. All we can say is that it is going to Fab- with a capital F. But if you  would like to keep up to date with all the latest news on this App do head over to And So We Begins Facebook page and 'Like' them or follow all their shenanigans on twitter... So off you go. And I shall do my best to keep you posted to.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tortoise loves tea

Terry the tortoise loved to drink tea,
back and forth he rocked freely.

Each time he rocked he sipped from the cup,
and each time he did he made a sip sup.

Sip Sup, Sip Sup, until that cup was empty,
He aught to have a bigger mug, so that he would have plenty.

Monday, 15 October 2012

AOI Images 36 Exhibition and launch

Just under two weeks ago now I attended the AOI images book launch and award ceremony where I collected the silver award for Children's Books.

The Project that also features in this years Images Annual was a limited edition book by Boden, called Returning Spring.

 Here I am just having picked up my certificate and Pantone Colour Swatch! ( which now takes pride of place next to my Wacom) celebrating with a nice glass of frizzante, thats sparkly water for you less bilingual folks.

Here are the rest of the winners, including fellow Arena-ite Steve May slap-bang in the middle and proud winner of Gold in the New Media category. Also the lovely Lauren Gentry to my left in the lovely green dress, and Stephen Collins (gold for editorial). Other winners who dadly I did not get the chance to speak to include Rod Hunt, Ruth Hydes, Steve Simpson, Andy Smith, Jonathan Burton, Brian Grimwood, Richard Johnson who won gold in my catergory and Adam Graff who won bronze, Lizzie Cullen, Barry Croucher, Andy Smith, Stuart Mcreath, Daniel Pudles, Olaf Hajak, Nicola Robinson, louise Weir, Emma Haines, and Artemis Evlogimenou

The celebration  or " the Oscars of Illustration." (Valerie Pezeron) looked a bit like this:

(but sadly there was no cake) However there was breads, continental meats, cheeses and caper berries. yum yum. Not forgetting Wine, and lots of smiling faces

If you would like to see the whole exhibition it will be around until the 23rd of October 2012 at Somerset House, London. But then shall tour. To see where else you can catch the exhibition have a look here for venue updates.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Here's Dotty!

SO... i've been very busy working on some very exciting projects, including my second book for Oxford university press. So before then I thought I'd post this little character called Dotty in the time being. Soon to come her best friend Alpha.