Monday, 23 May 2016

Thursday, 19 May 2016

SNEAKY PEAK...



Who doesn't love a sticker...?

Well there's a new sticker book in town with one hundred of the little suckers (or should that be 'stickers'?)

And as well as stickers galore, there are FAB new drawings by Alex and lots of cool activities.

Let Granny Rose and Little Pearl take you on another whistle-stop tour of our wonderful city of London! 

#LondonCalls
#Tatepublishing

UK publication date: 1st November 2016
US publication date: 13th September 2016

THE COVER OF OKIDO 41 - MY GARDEN




The cover of My Garden is a cracker - this just might be the best issue yet....


Packed with all the usual characters - Messy Monster, Zim, Zam & Zoom, Squirrel Boy, Yoga Monkey - as well as stories and a picture-poem to read, games to play, recipes to cook and things to do. This time there's a guest appearance from 'The Little Gardener' and Foxy even goes 3D!

#okidomagazine
#messygoestookido
#cbeebies
#doodleproductions



Thursday, 12 May 2016

JustGiving...

Hey hey hey...with more than a little help from from our friends...

Claire chose Silas's charity, despite being right in the middle of her own fight. Claire, you're awesome and beautiful.

Silas, hope you're looking down and seeing what you've inspired.
xx 


#JustGiving
#BrainTumourCharity
#TheSilasPullenFund


Read more about Silas Pullen's charity here.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

Latest poem from Okido 41 My Garden

GREAT RIFT LAKES OF AFRICA - ECO KIDS LATEST ISSUE 19

The next issue is hot off the press!
Cover


Letter from Inky, the African Fish Eagle
Simon Investigates: Extraordinary East African Mysteries...

#Ecokidsplanet
#AfricanRiftLakes
#AfricanFishEagle
#flamingos




Friday, 6 May 2016

MESSY GOES TO OKIDO - NEW EPISODES ON CBEEBIES!

This is a bonkers episode! 

Watching this show again is a reminder of how mind-bogglingly brilliant the animation is. It's feature film standard - or better. Delightful details of fluffiness and nose-wiggling. Particularly like gentle giant Lofty's teeth in this one...they remind me of someone...

And the voices! Adam Buxton is stand-out brilliant/hilarious as the monstrously anarchic Messy. 

He IS Messy!

Rock on. Literally.


Watch it here: http://bbc.in/1WGqWSW




"Hello little friends..."
"But I NEVER change my socks!"
Poo, what's that stink?
Cheese and feet share the same bacteria!

#MessyGoestoOkido
#OKIDO
#CBeebies
#SquintOpera
#Doodleproductions



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 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: gabbydawnay@gmail.com

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!

CBeebies

CBeebies
OKIDO

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