Category Archives: Events

Fossil Hunter connection at Bouncing Off The Wall

Last weekend after running my Hand Book of hopes and dreams workshop at Bouncing Off The Wall Graphics Fair, I watched a Pollocks Toy Theatre performance which surprisingly featured a flying saucer landing on the stage, and special sound effects … Continue reading

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Dentist visit

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Celebrating 150 years of St Pancras station – my photo on display

In 2010 I interviewed railwayman Roland Hoggard.  When workmen dropped the huge clock inside St Pancras, Roland H collected the pieces, put them into cardboard boxes and over time tool them back to his Nottinghamshire home, where he reconstructed the … Continue reading

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Stop Trump March

On friday I joined the start of the Stop Trump march, to show solidarity with thousands of others protesting about the visit and actions of this racist, misogynistic, mendacious and shameless President.  In the words of the characters above, ‘Cluck … Continue reading

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Workshops at Roehampton Reads festival

Perfect weather for running open air workshops last saturday at the first Roehampton Reads festival in Heathmere Primary School, south west London.   I managed to persuade the inspirational Deputy Head to join my pirate crew very briefly, before continuing … Continue reading

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ShoutWest- CWISL children’s writing event at Brunel University

A selection of book covers drawn by children for their stories, including the Barry the Bob one drawn by me according to their instructions.  Earlier this week I joined other authors/illustrators and over a hundred schoolchildren for two days at … Continue reading

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Hair event

Join me on 16th June and draw your fantasy hairstyle at my workshop, part of an INFRINGE event.  It’s at a fantastic exhibition all about hair at The Library Space in south London.  This image from my HAIR book, published by … Continue reading

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Hair again

This piece was the result of some research for a book all about hair I wrote and illustrated for Walker Books some years ago. Fascinated by the subject, I probably did far too much research, but enjoyed every minute of it. … Continue reading

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Comic strip workshop at the Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference

Monday was the day of the Guardian’s Reading for Pleasure Conference, where I was running a comic strip workshop for teachers and librarians.  Here’s an early morning picture of my Hat of Surprise ready to go, along with assorted characters … Continue reading

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Comic strip workshop and event at Swedenborg House

Many wondrous comic strips were made by 40 or so participants at yesterday’s Swedenborg House explore and draw event, the second in a series of events for children.  My workshop in the Whispering Room started off with one or two exercises … Continue reading

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