|A different kind of Wild Walker...|
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Just been to see this clever-without-being-smug, moving-without-being-sentimental and utterly- engaging-while-still-hilarious film that aims to get kids to go outside and enjoy nature by - if nothing else - raising awareness that the Great Outdoors is not only good for you but really great fun!
So much to think about - loved every minute of it - didn't want it to end...
Check out the website for more info here: PROJECT WILD THING
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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This is an extraordinary and magical book by illustrator Charlie Sutcliffe. The artwork is surreal and almost hypnotic at times, full of obscure references and hidden treasures. There is a strong sense of almost-past or of the world seen through a looking glass. It just might be the book your child doesn't want to put down...and surely Spinglefranks will be entering the dictionary of folklore soon?
I'm proud to say I was asked by Tate to do some work on the text, which I hope helped to give it a shape and rhythm that only enhanced the fabulous graphics. So good luck Charlie - and looking forward to seeing the further adventures of Zubert sometime soonish..!
Get your copy here: TATE
And read a great review here: A LITTLE BIRD
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 whistlestop 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.
As well as writing children's books and for children's television, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
OKIDO MAGAZINE AND TV
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!