Category Archives: Books

Happy International Sloth Day

Of course sloths deserve a special day!  Found this pic in a book I wrote and illustrated some time ago (one of four published by Grafton/Collins). And more recently, I visited a sloth called Marilyn at London Zoo when I was … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Pirate workshop at LICAF – Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

Where can you see a Batman flag flying over a town hall, spot political cartoonist Martin Rowson up a ladder, witness a battle between comic strip heavyweights Tintin and Asterix, (Asterix won by one vote btw though there were rumours of vote-rigging) encounter … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Space drawing workshop at LICAF 2016

What happens when beings from Outer Space nip down to the wondrous Lakes International Comic Art Festival and plan to steal Kendal Mint Cake?  More than 25 participants at my comic strip workshop had some pretty marvellous ideas, and one or two visitors from … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s drawing desk

  Just finished pics for my Draw It! Space book (published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books next year May 2017) and cleared my desk – sort of – ready for more drawing action. The robots need dusting, in fact the whole … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Space workshop at the Guardian Big Draw 2016

Huge fun with lots of families and artists at yesterday’s Guardian Big Draw, held at King’s Place, London.  Mostly Earthlings took part, but a few extraterrestrials sneaked in after mask making with Marion Deuchars.  There were spacecraft, aliens, and strange planets … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Drawing characters in my children’s books

Just drawn a comic strip, part of a series,  for SCBWI  (coming soon) about ‘character’,  and by chance some drawn characters from my Draw It! series (from Pirates , Monsters and Dinosaurs) decided they simply must appear again this morning …           … Continue reading

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Blaschka glass models at the Natural History Museum

At a recent visit behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum I was thrilled to meet senior curator and sponge expert Miranda Lowe, who led us into her domain past a dome filled with Venus Flower basket sponges. ‘This was a favourite of David … Continue reading

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