Monthly Archives: August 2016

Find out about the Great Fire of London (and much more) in Draw It! London

It’s almost the 350th anniversary of the start of the devastating Great Fire of London.  On a hot and windy night on September 2nd 1666, a fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane, London.  More about this in my children’s book Draw It! … Continue reading

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Character development comic strip for SCBWI British Isles

The latest in a series of comic strips for SCBWI British Isles. Other comic strips for SCBWI are about writers/illustrators’ block, publicity and memoir.

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How To Find True Love comic strips

Some years ago I started writing/drawing my How To Find True Love comic strips, hoping that magically it would turn into a best selling guide book.  At the time I was dating a pantomime goose.  It didn’t work out.  The interspecies … Continue reading

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Caroline Herschel at the Herschel Museum in Bath

Last weekend whilst visiting the fascinating Herschel Museum in Bath I spotted these pages (below) from an old DC Wonder Woman comic book about the life of Caroline Herschel.  I knew something about Caroline and her brother William from illustrating The Comic Book History of … Continue reading

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Caroline and William Herschel’s garden at the Herschel Museum, Bath

There’s a little garden behind the Herschel Museum, where 18C astronomers Caroline and William Herschel observed skies unpolluted by modern street lighting etc.  It has an air of tranquillity, and is filled with plants thought to be popular in the 18C. 

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My children’s book Draw It! London travelled to Mongolia

How lovely to see one of my books has travelled to Mongolia!  With many thanks to Anyu who drew these fabulous drawings in Draw It! London in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia’s largest city, and to Sue Byrne who took the photos.

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