Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book review

Just seen rather nice book review for The Big Fat Book of Knowledge, omnibus edition of three Bloomsbury comic strip books I’ve worked on with Tracey Turner.  This pic from one of them …

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Edinburgh Festival – last day in Scotland

Yesterday to a talk by Ian Thompson on his book “Jules Verne in Scotland”.  Verne loved Scotland, claiming one of his ancestors was a Scottish archer, and several of his novels are set here.  The book’s publisher is Luath, named … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Day 3

Thirty fans of Greek Mythological Monsters braved the rain and used caps of invisibility, cartons of lotus juice, bags of wind and flying sandals to outwit monsters in my second drawing workshop at the festival. Great atmosphere, and hugely inventive … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Day 2

  This morning’s comic strip workshop about space was sold out – hooray – with brilliant results from young wannabe astronauts and comic strip artists.  Book signing afterwards, then to the Authors’ Yurt to warm my sandalled toes at its roaring stove.  It’s now … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Childrens Book Festival

  Excitement … I’ve arrived at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the sun is shining (contrary to weather forecasts) and I’ve found the Authors’ Yurt in Charlotte Square Garden’s literary tentworld.  I may be only one of this year’s 797 participants, but wearing a … Continue reading

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London riots

Annoyed to run out of loo rolls and find little Sainsbury’s round the corner has been trashed by rioters.  Inconsiderate.  Spoke to a policeman guarding the wreckage. He said people had been coming up to him all morning with suggestions … Continue reading

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