Create a Monster for the next Monster & Chips!

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in Events

Come and join me next Saturday afternoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for some monstrous creativity! In ‘ZOMBIE CUPCAKES AND EXPLODING MILKSHAKES’, we’ll cook up a monster together that will make an appearance in the next MONSTER & CHIPS book, due out early next year! He/she/it can be as fearsomely fantastic and fiendishly flavoursome […]


Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in Books, Events

Thanks to all who turned out in the sweltering heat for my little launch party for Monster and Chips: Night of the Living Bread! Thankfully, we had air-conditioning so it was actually quite pleasant. My dog Treacle came along too, and she was pretty much the star of the show. My lovely friend Kim (check out her Flickr […]

Eek! It’s the Edinburgh Children’s Book Festival

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Art, Events, News

This is one of several pics I’m using as covers of notebooks I’m having made. Fearsome beasts all. In August I’ll be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. It’s years since I’ve been to Edinburgh, easily the most beautiful city in the country, and I can’t wait! […]

Monsters of the Medway!

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in Comics, Events, News

Come along this Saturday to the Chatham waterfront for a shed-load (actually a tent-load) of comics-making fun as part of the Fuse Medway Festival! Organised by the magnificent Gary Northfield of The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs fame, there’ll be professional comic makers on hand to help you create your own master-pieces. Neill Cameron (Pirates of Pangaea), Jamie Littler (Cogg & Sprokit) and Laura Anderson (Evil Emperor […]

Free Comic Book Day and Get London Reading

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Comics, Events, News

Free Comic Book Day was spent at the wonderful GOSH! Comics in London’s glittering West End. It was hectic and fun – there should be a word for that. Funtic? I spent some time at the drawing table with budding comic-creators who all had very firm ideas about what they wanted to do. I’m always so taken by […]

Free Comic Book Day at GOSH!

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Comics, Events

A quick post to let you know that I’ll be spending Free Comic Book Day at GOSH! Comics in London. Along with a host of other brilliant artists and creators, we’ll be drawing on windows (and paper) and generally enjoying being surrounded by loads of comics and friends. The details are all here. Amazing poster by Gary Northfield, whose Teenytinysaurs book […]

Monster Art & Comiket

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Events, News

A school teacher friend of mine sent me these pics drawn by students in his class. They were drawing characters from their favourite books and a few of them had chosen MONSTER & CHIPS! I’m very honoured that they liked the book so much and the art is pretty amazing too: Joe meets Fuzzby. Great […]

Imagine Festival

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Books, Events

MONSTER & CHIPS had its first official outing at the Southbank last weekend, when I held a couple of workshops as part of this year’s Imagine Festival. The events took place just under the Queen Elizabeth Hall, probably better known as the place where the skate-boarders hang out. Part of the space has been walled in to create the […]

Monster & Chips news and reviews

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Books, Events, Reviews

My advance copy of MONSTER & CHIPS arrived on Saturday! It’s pretty much a year since I signed the contract with HarperCollins – can’t quite believe I’m seeing the finished book in my hands (apologies for the terrible photo):   And I’ve had some badges made too! Joe, Fuzzby and Barry flavours:     You can buy these from […]

Comic Workshop at the Imagine Festival

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 in Events, News

  If you know a young person in need of some activity during half-term week, I highly recommend the Imagine Festival being held at the Royal Festival Hall – loads of stuff for kids involving dance, literature, theatre and art. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been invited to take part, so I’ll be running two comic-making workshops on February 22nd, at […]

Score vs Script

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 in Comics, Events, News

“A has the flesh of a fruit which [he/she/it] begins to eat. B has the seeds, which [he/she/it] plants. A realises that [he/she/it] will have no source of food after eating the fruit. B begins to starve while waiting for a tree to grow. The remainder of the fruit will sustain A and B until […]


Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Events, Journal, News

Dare I say summer is almost over? Such as it was. My blogging rate has fallen short of its target but that is more a sign of busy-ness than laziness (but there’s a bit of that too). Last February, I wrote this post providing a creative to-do list for the year. Let’s have a recap: […]

Pop Up Festival of Stories

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 in Comics, Events

No doubt you follow the blog of children’s book illustrator-extraordinaire Sarah McIntyre. If not, why not?! You’ll see that lately she’s been blogging up a whirlwind about the Pop Up Festival of Stories. This weekend (30th June-1st July), part of the redeveloped Kings Cross area will be turned into a fun-packed festival, with different book […]

Thirteen Dwarves

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Events

Things I learnt at the bananas-but-wonderful MCM Expo this weekend: It’s probably still too early for Hobbit fan-art (click on it for a bigger version). Games of Thrones fan-art is hot! No one likes Aquaman. Poor Aquaman.

Orbital Self-Portrait Show and other stuff

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Comics, Events

I’m honoured to say that I’ve been included in an exhibition of self-portraits by comic artists, curated by Camila Barboza, that’s taking place at the wonderful Orbital Comics in London. There are pics by a number of small-, medium- and large-press favourites such as Joe Decie, Adam Cadwell, Ellen Lindner and Gary Erskine, as well […]