The last couple of weeks have been a maelstrom of work, work and more work. Thought Bubble was a very pleasant con; great to catch up with lots of peeps and spent a wee bit too much on small press books! XD I'm also on the home stretch for the kid's books - the diggers book is next on the list to complete and then it's just the dinos. I've been having a great time drawing the dinosaur book!
In crapper news, I've been made redundant at my part-time job which sucks, but hopefully will lead to something else. I have until February as I got a decent redundancy package so at least I'm not stranded for xmas!
I've been sending off work to more publishers (sample from my portfolio above) and have had some positive responses, so hopefully 2012 will bring some more exciting book work!
My parents moved from Swindon to North Devon recently after years of umming and ahhing. I'm glad they finally did because the new place is lovely and it's right near the sea. Another reason for their move was to get another dog; we lost our Jack Russell, Robbie, a couple of years ago and it's been tough to get over but they knew they wanted another dog to enjoy the new house with and the lovely walks that surround the area. Finally we now have a new addition to the family - little Freddy! I met him last weekend and he's adorable; full of mischief but so funny and blummin cute to boot! He's a Cairn Terrier but looks more like a cross between a Hyena and an African Wild Dog!
Here are a couple of the pictures I drew for the last issue of the Emirates magazine for kids. The top image was an odd-one-out mummies and babies game and the bottom one a spread to number the balloons in size order then design your own pattern. As always, I can't wait for the next issue!
Ulysses 31 still remains one of my favourite 80s shows; the idea of setting The Odyssey in space is still genius and I think the cartoon still holds up, concept-wise, if not animation-wise! No-one can deny that the theme tune isn't awesome either...
Here's a small peek at my Ulysses 31 piece for the upcoming Jurassic Dorks exhibition.