Published today: Hamish takes the train!

Hamish takes the train is the story of a bear who wants to see the world and of his friend Noreen, a goose. It’s about trains and cranes and friendship and pizza and is available now from Two Hoots Books.

This book has been many years in the making – it took us a long time to decide how I should make the illustrations and in the end they look quite different to the screenprints in my other books. Hamish is illustrated with pencil drawings and black ink washes, coloured and assembled in photoshop. There are more images of the book and of the processes behind it on my Instagram but here is a gif of the layers building up and a picture of some of the ink washes:

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Out now: Alphonse there’s Mud on the Ceiling!

My third picturebook starring small monsters Natalie and Alphonse is available now from Walker Books!

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Monster party!

Books! Drinks! Comics! Probable baked-goods! Free FAIRY ALPHONSE stickers! Please come and help celebrate my fifth book and Natalie and Alphonse’s third adventure at the exceedingly good comic shop that is Gosh! It would be extremely lovely to see you – more info on the Facebook event page.

Book launch poster

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Coming soon(ish): ALPHONSE, THERE’S MUD ON THE CEILING!

Alphonse, there's mud on the ceiling!Even if I get to keep making books for years and years and years, I can’t imagine that receiving advance copies of a new book will ever stop being REALLY EXCITING. This is my third Natalie and Alphonse story: it’s about mud and sticks, living in a flat in the city and being wild. The best place to hear more about the book is probably on my Instagram.

ALPHONSE, THERE’S MUD ON THE CEILING! will be published by Walker Books UK on the 6th of June. Links to editions in other languages will be on the Books page.

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New online shop!

Introducing my Etsy shopIt’s taken me a L O N G time but here at last is my first online shop, with a selection of original screenprints from the same editions as my picturebook illustrations, three kinds of Christmas cards and various OTHER THINGS.

It’s a bit like this but on the internet, and with less fairy lights:
(this was my stall at House of Illustration’s 2017 Illustrators Christmas Fair).

Also, I recently won some FREE Newt with crisps STICKERS (based on my screenprint) from @freestickerfriday so naturally I am slipping one into every order to pass on the freestickeriness.

 

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