Thursday, 1 November 2018

A HOUSE FOR MOUSE - online blog review by Read it, Daddy!

This is a lovely review 

by

(click on the link to visit site!)



#ahouseformouse #bookreviews #readitdaddy #childrensbookreviews


Secret Charter

This was a truly magnificent and fantastically successful idea to raise money for Charter School's art department. Artists and celebrities were asked to draw on a postcard which would then go on sale online on a given date. All postcards were purchased as a 'Lucky Dip', so you could end up winning a Tracey Emin or an Antony Gormley - or just a lovely piece of artwork by a slightly less well-known artist!

Click on the link for more...


The event raised over £50,000


I wonder who won my contribution...?!



#secretcharter #charterschool #cutstothearts #schoolcuts #stopschoolcuts

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

MESSY GOES TO OKIDO SEASON 2 HAS BEGUN...

...and here's my first episode from the new series! 

Click on the link below to watch: 




Messy, Zoe and Felix discover some eggs on the beach - but they don't belong to chickens...
Zim, Zam & Zoom are relaxing, err, on hand to help...
Some unexpected underwater pals!
Messy tries to sing 'whale'...

Helping Shelly the tiny turtle on her way...
...with a bit of help from a very large friend!

#messygoestookido #MGTOS2 #okidomagazine #artsandscience #cbeebies #doodleproductions #childrensanimation #childrenstelevision


Thursday, 18 October 2018

PSSSST! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO SEASON 2 IS COMING TO YOUR CBEEBIES SCREENS ON MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2018...!

I've written several more episodes for season 2 of the ever-excellent, totally original, early arts and science learning Okido magazine spin-off show for CBeebies,  Messy Goes to Okido 

Watch my episode Cheesy Feet from series one here to get in the mood for 26 BRAND NEW EPISODES coming Monday 22nd October 2018!
Messy Goes to Okido - ballaballaboomboom-pooooo!

Cheesy Feet written by me


#messygoestookido #okidomagazine #artsandscience #cbeebies #messygoestookidoS2 #doodleproductions #kidstv



Friday, 5 October 2018

AND HERE'S THE COMPLETE SHEET OF MINI-BEASTS....


Visit all the mini-beasts and creepy-crawlies together, along with all the other brilliant mini-drawings for the September 2018 House of Illustration #drawingaday #JohnVernonLord challenge....
(Click link above!)

What a great challenge - I loved every minute of it. I'm missing drawing these critters...

Dung beetle
Luna moth
Bumble bee


Garden snail
Ladybird


Daddy long legs
Hummingbird hawk moth
Garden ant
Earthworm
Tiger moth


Centipede

Long-horned beetle
Common blue butterfly

Stagbeetle
Green housefly

Garden spider
Woodlouse


Grasshopper
Green stinkbug


Blue dragonfly

Evil vine weevil


Wasp
Spanish slug


Peacock butterfly
Green dock beetle


Cardinal spider
Millipede 
Rose aphid


Earwig

Elephant hawk moth




Thursday, 4 October 2018

IT'S #WORLDPOETRYDAY ... AND A HOUSE FOR MOUSE IS OUT!

WHOOP-A-DOOOOO!






 #worldpoetryday #ahouseformouse #thamesandhudson #rhymingbooks #childrensillustration #literacymatters #ilovebooks




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