Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Uninvited Guests by Gabby Dawnay

And so, we have two weeks of combing to look forward to...

I've been itching ever since finding a mother****** on daughter's head this morning. Oh but they move fast, really fast, but we caught and destroyed it. 

It's been years since these critters have set-up camp on anyone's head in this household but at least when it happens, my husband with invisible hair sees one significant benefit to his baldness.

The search for the babies will take place later tonight - and they better watch out, the comb-with-the-tiny-teeth is coming...

Goodnight Moon

Friday, 19 April 2013

Paul Noble - Public Toilet
Just two more thoughts:
This is by the artist who should have won last year's Turner Prize.

Paul Noble you are awesome.

And this is the artist who should at the very least be nominated in this year's Turner Prize:

Siobhan Hapaska you are awesome 2.
Siobhan Hapaska - Downfall
Click on image to find the hidden animals...

The wonderful L - O - N - G edition of Animal Zoo illustrated by the fabulous Leslie Barnes from the brand new and delicious issue of OKIDO - Animals 24!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

CITYREAD LONDON 2013 launches today! Activity sheet designed by Okido studio.
An "amazing festival of reading, writing and storytelling running across the city for the whole of April..a programme of free events aimed at engaing children and young people with the themes of this year's novel":
Get involved and get reading (and comic-making and writing and exploring and creating....) !!

OUT TODAY!! Second book from Okido Studio...
My Big World
In which I'm very proud to have two more poems :) 

BACKGROUND information...

My first picture book - called A Possum's Tail - is a collaboration with brilliant illustrator Alex Barrow and came out 6th February 2014. A second book called London Calls! is a whistle-stop tour of London, led by a Pearly grandma and her granddaughter. London Calls! came out on 4th September 2014 and is my second book with Alex Barrow. A Possum's Tail was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both books are by Tate Publishing.

Please see my CURRICULUM VITAE for more details & updates.

As well as writing children's books, for children's television and two award-winning children's magazines, I do both private and commercial art commissions, a selection of which you can see here.

The children's shoes are part of an ongoing series of "first shoes", including several cards commissioned by the Almanac Gallery.

Hand-drawn, bespoke invitations, announcements, portraits and menus, such as the examples here are also available upon request..

Any enquiries please email: gabbydawnay@gmail.com


I've been a regular contributor to children's art and science magazine OKIDO since 2007. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY (WOW) beautiful Okido!

An Okido animated kids tv show, based on characters from the magazine is currently in production with Doodle/Squintopera http://www.doodle-productions.com. The original adaptation of the show (co-created/adapted by myself, producer Ceri Barnes and Doodle Productions) was acquired by CBeebies. 52 x 11 minute episodes will be coming to a screen near you soon in 2015.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................
N E W S F L A S H! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO Series TWO is now in production, following a super-successful 52 episode first series!



Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet
Okido Cartoon Forum 2011

Happy Birthday OKIDO!

Happy Birthday OKIDO!
Okido was 5 years old this issue...the wonderful art and science magazine for kids I've been lucky enough to have worked on for the past - 8 - years now