Monday, 15 October 2012

Scribblemania 78

An array of exciting things in the post this week. More copies of Pirates and Pistols,
a batch of proofs for the exciting new Mortimer Keene series written by the talented
Tim Healy and published by Hodder Children's Books, 
Brazilian editions of 76 Pumpkin Lane, the pop-up spooky house and
U.S copies of Pip and the Wood Witch Curse, published by the fantastic Albert Whitman
and Co in Chicago, Illinois. 


Lovely print job by Albert Whitman and Co. Very pleased with the quality
and the way the artwork has come out. Nice repro job indeed.
See more from them at

                            Those crazy characters from 76 Pumpkin Lane have packed their bags, dusted
                                                  down their passports and headed off to Brazil. Lucky blighters.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Scribblemania 76

Faces on small stones - approx 3cm in width

Mini Skull Pebbles - Various sizes
Middle Pebble is a single centimetre in height
                                            Various sizes from 4 to 12 cm

      Unable to keep my scribbling under control whilst on holiday I took to the pebbles with my paints.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Scribblemania 75

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Gold Bug - Edgar Allen Poe

Davey Jones' Locker

Pirates 'n' Pistols - Ten Pirate Tales - Chris Mould

My 75th Blog announces the publication of Pirates 'n' Pistols - Ten Pirate Tales.
Many thanks go to the dedication and hard work of Editor Emma Layfield, Designers Nigel Baines and Claire Cartey
and all the team at Hodder Children's Books.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Scribblemania 69

                                  The first of a heap of sketchbook exercises in 'patience' 
                                              and 'flexing my attention span'. Something I struggle with.
                                             Anyway...that's letter A done with. Only twenty five more to go !

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Scribblemania 68

               Here's the final cover to the book of Pirate Tales I mentioned
                    when I first started the blog last year. 
                    Should hit the shelves in the autumn I think. 
                    Many thanks to the dedication of legendary Editor- Emma Layfield
                    and Nigel Baines and Clare Cartey in the design factory at Hodder.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Scribblemania 64


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

Scribblemania 61

I have recently been out on the road doing presentations and workshops. Here are some of the talented children at Rishworth School in Halifax. Thank you to them all and also to Mrs Sheppard .

I was lucky enough last week to return to work with Fran Andrews and the children at Bowling Park Primary School. Fran taught and encouraged me to draw when I was a young lad at Middle School and it was great to go back and see her and meet the children. Thank you for a warm welcome and a great day.

Sunday, 1 January 2012