Monthly Archives: October 2017

Quails in space

All sorts of creatures have been sent into space by NASA and the Russian space agency to see how they would react in zero gravity. In the 1970s quail eggs were launched into the unknown …

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My workshop event at Swedenborg House

“It was the poster that drew us in,” I was rather happy to hear one of the mothers say at my draw and explore event yesterday at Swedenborg House. What had started out as my idea for a leporello (folding … Continue reading

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First Woman in Space. Notes, drawings etc – and a coincidence

Visited the Science Museum in London yesterday to see an excellent mini-exhibition about Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go into space. Enjoyed looking at all the exhibits, including a 1965 chocolate bar named in honour of Valentina’s baby girl … Continue reading

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My workshop at the Big Draw 2017 Living Lines event in the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Yesterday I took part in the fantastic Big Draw Living Lines event at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery.  Jim Le Fevre was there with his Phonotrope, there was a buzzing Ready Steady Colour Restaurant, Henk Littlewood built a da Vinci style giant … Continue reading

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Notebooks/notes/drawings before Half Moon Theatre event

Made these drawings/notes before Half Moon Theatre events last week. Didn’t actually need them on the day, but always handy! A few of these items touched on in The Comic Strip History of Space, but I was very inspired by … Continue reading

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Live drawing/space stories at Half Moon Theatre Fun Palace

Last saturday I drew pictures and told stories about space – some from The Comic Strip History of Space. – at the impressive Half Moon Theatre in Limehouse, London. One of the space book’s pages is on display in the theatre’s current exhibition. … Continue reading

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My sketchbooks/notebooks for 2017 (so far)

  Here are pages from my note/sketchbooks so far this year.  They often act as nurseries for book and workshop projects/features/ideas, small aide memoires of places visited, things seen and heard.  There are records of meetings and conversations too.   … Continue reading

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SCBWI Pictures at Play exhibition at Half Moon Theatre, Limehouse, London

Last week to the most enjoyable launch of the fabulous SCBWI Pictures at Play exhibition at the Half Moon Theatre in London’s Limehouse district. I was asked to add a spread from The Comic Strip History of Space which I’d illustrated, … Continue reading

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