Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Gabby Dawnay - writing and artwork: Oooooh look what's been published...

Gabby Dawnay - writing and artwork: Oooooh look what's been published...: The third and final book of this year: THE BAUHAUS BALLET BOOK, A POP-UP PERFORMANCE was published by Laurence King at the end of August. ...

Gabby Dawnay - writing and artwork: THE LIBRARY

Gabby Dawnay - writing and artwork: THE LIBRARY: And SO thrilled to have worked with a hugely talented young illustrator called Ian Morris on my poem for the latest issue of OKIDO magazin...

THE LIBRARY

And SO thrilled to have worked with a hugely talented young illustrator called Ian Morris on my poem for the latest issue of OKIDO magazine...


WATCH THIS SPACE!!


Oooooh look what's been published...

The third and final book of this year: THE BAUHAUS BALLET BOOK, A POP-UP PERFORMANCE was published by Laurence King at the end of August.

It was a collaboration with the brilliant illustrator Lesley Barnes 
I feel honoured to have written the words for this stunning paper-engineered triumph.



Lesley made beautiful, painted wooden models of some of the dancers and even animated the Balloon Lady above!


And 'here come the stripes...'



'WOW' indeed.


Lots of great reviews but this one by James Lovegrove in the FT is really smashing...

Available 'from all good bookshops' and also here: BAUHAUS BALLET BOOK

Monday, 29 July 2019

Little elephant on Eco Kids Planet page...


So pleased to see EKP magazine has featured one of my illustrations on their website!

This award-winning magazine keeps going from strength to strength... And now it's more relevant than ever!

Loads of resources for schools and teachers, eco-ideas, fun facts and engaging, accessible articles for kids aged 8-12 who love animals and are interested in the world around them.

Check it out: ECO KIDS PLANET MAGAZINE

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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 AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE or 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

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 has now finished production, and will be coming to your screens S O O N ...! (Autumn 2018, to be exact)

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