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Friday, 27 April 2018

The gift

Yesterday I was working on some new story ideas but I haven't really made any artwork for a while so today I made myself a small gif.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Station Mouse at FCBG

On Friday I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of my third picture book The Station Mouse.  Here it is in all its shiny cover-foil glory.



It follows the adventures of Maurice, a mouse, who works in the lost property department of a railway station, and is published by Andersen Press on June 7th.

I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the FCBG Golden Anniversary conference this weekend and had a lovely time chatting alongside Lizzy Stewart about our work.  Here I am showing sketches and trying to explain what makes little Maurice look like himself.

Photo by @minervamoan

Here are a few of the images I discussed.

Bottom left is the very first image I drew of Maurice

(left) An early page from my sketchbook exploring what Maurice does all day
(Right) A final page from the book

Thumbnails and dummies.  This is me trying to see if all my story ideas fit together.

Attendees of the conference were also able to get their hands on early copies of The Station Mouse.  It's nice to know there are already a few out there in the world being read.