Live Virtual events

The pandemic made us all rethink how we work, or learn. Many of us found that we can still achieve by doing things differently. Authors and illustrators who relied on school and library visits had to adjust too, just like the places which relied on them visiting and performing in person. In the end, we…… Continue reading Live Virtual events

Old is new again

The letterpress studio

I came across Officina do Cego, run by a group of crafts and art people in Lisbon, thanks to Kristine Martinova. She introduced us to the president of the Association, Nuno Ramos, who explained how they teach and make work using screen and letterpress printing. They make their own books, so also teach bookbinding. Walking into…… Continue reading Old is new again

Astro Girl in San Francisco

There were many children online for the live reading, which was followed by a discussion about the book Astro Girl. Many more will watch the recording of the event on the San Francisco Public Library YouTube page. All in all, it’s been a good few months for the book. It was also featured in the South African…… Continue reading Astro Girl in San Francisco

Stars With Flaming Tails

I had the pleasure of working with poet and author Valerie Bloom on an anthology of poems for children called Stars With Flaming Tails. It was the first time I have illustrated poetry, and hopefully not the last. A while back during a literary event we had talked about possibly working together, but either of…… Continue reading Stars With Flaming Tails

Scoop Magazine

Early in 2020, Scoop Magazine asked if was interested in illustrating some stories in a comic strip style. I have secretly wanted to do something like this for quite some time so jumped at the chance. Furthermore, the strips were to be activist or historical, which is a space that I follow regularly. In fact, many…… Continue reading Scoop Magazine

She’s a Winner!

Astro Girl

Astro Girl has just won an award- a science award. While I have been fairly consistent through the years I haven’t won many awards. That isn’t my aim, so perhaps that’s why it has turned out that way. It always seemed way too obscure to come up with an award-winning idea. Sometimes just seeing a…… Continue reading She’s a Winner!