Yesterday I put up an exhibition at Pickled Pepper, Crouch End’s specialist children’s bookshop. I framed eleven of the screenprints I made for my first picturebook, The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, and they’ll stay on display all summer, until August 31st. It’s great to have a chance to show the artwork, especially in Pickled Pepper’s lovely event space.
The first week of the exhibition coincides with the Crouch End Festival (5th-14th June) so there are lots of other things to see and do if you visit then, including a Girl with the Parrot on her Head reading and craft workshop on Saturday 13th June.
The pictures are hand-made screenprints, and prints from the same editions (so almost the same as the framed/published prints) will be for sale. If you’d like to read more about the illustrations, I wrote a guest blog for Walker about making the book.
An update: now there’s a Girl with the Parrot on her Head window too!
Eh well dear me that last post is an aeon ago – I almost was not born. A number of things have occurred and one of them is that LOAf 2 is very nearly baked and coming NEXT WEEK to all good comic and book shops (well, at least in London, Bristol, Cambridge and er, Paris) and even having a party at the very fine Eggs Milk Butter of Southgate Road, N1 (if you knew me before I was eight, it’s pretty much in my house). Here is a grand Becky poster:
And here is a smidgen of my slice of LOAf:
This monster Darrel, from Monster Clothes, didn’t make it to Foyles Gallery until yesterday because I had some trouble with his dress. So then he had to come on the bus to work with me:
Then we did some admin:
And finally, made it to Foyles just in time to meet the other Darrel (that’s his hand):
Thanks everybody else who’s been to see too! Tis open til 5pm Saturday, more details on the MA show website.
I have put a few of my Tiny houses into this open exhibition (scroll down to London Sketchbook Challenge) at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, because it sounded like a nice project. They asked people to submit sketches of London, but particularly of more obscure/unexpected bits so it shouldn’t be all bridges and gherkins. Below is Finsbury Park. I haven’t been yet but I think they intended to just plaster the gallery walls with little drawings. It’s on until the 12th of August.