Monthly Archives: October 2011

Giant furry things try to get into University lift

To pv of excellent Animal Gaze exhibition at Cass, part of London Metropolitan University.  As human visitors looked at the exhibits, giant furry creatures gazed at them. Several scurried off into the lift.  I believe Edwina Ashton was involved.  Wonderful. … Continue reading

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Cartoon Museum/Bloomsbury festival

Ooh I do like getting children to pull faces!  On your way to meet a friend in the park and faced with a lurking Cyclops, what do you do?  Forty children and adults at London’s Cartoon Museum came up with … Continue reading

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Notebooks – I love them!  Started with a tiny one when I was the size of a matchbox (my mum took me to a size specialist) and never looked back.  Sold one of the first, full of pasted-in cut-outs and … Continue reading

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V&A Big Draw

Great space and several teenagers wandered in slowly (as they do) to discover my Department of Mysterious Objects, comic strip style.  Lovely to see Sue Grayson Ford, director of the Campaign for Drawing, having a look at the Big Draw events on offer.  … Continue reading

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The Guardian Big Draw

Another very busy day running comic strip workshops, this time for the Guardian at Kings Place. Lively groups of children used comic strip narratives to trick a Cyclops who had very bad dietary habits (Children on toast – yum! etc)  Great stuff. … Continue reading

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Frinton on Sea Literary Festival

Early start and very busy day running interactive comic strip workshops at two schools.  My charming Festival minders Gerald (motor-home owner and sea- kayak-er) and Sally J of Caxton Books kindly drove me round and generally looked after me.   Frinton … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury Publishing’s Twenty-Fifth Birthday Party

Birthday party in a huge marquee in Bedford Square. Twinkly lights in the huge plane trees. Vast numbers of people, including my collaborator the wonderful writer Tracey Turner, illustrator/author Steve Appleby and the ubiquitous Grayson Perry in peach satin – … Continue reading

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