Ok, so it's been a while but the summer has now well and truly left without leaving a note so it's back to it and I'm going to try to add to this weekly, yes, weekly from now on. Anyhoo, this week I'm celebrating the retro-charm of the work of Swiss-born American writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1904-1980) - I've recently picked up a few of his books and they're all rather splendid, although my favourite has to be the gorgeously titled 'Hector Penguin'. Enjoy...
I've been working on the cover of my new book Mr Poopy Pants this week -
but can't decide which is better - the dark background or light? I have
a feeling the dark looks better on screen but the light will look
better printed. And it possibly looks a little classier. But can a
book about poop be classy? Who knows. What do you think?
Typical, no blog entries for ages then two come along atthe same time...
Anyhoo, I've recently (and cheaply), with a lick of paint, a tidy-up and a few choice items - namely my vintage children's book collection, a set of 1960s 'lotto' cards, the Puffin postcards set and a few other bits and bobs I already had ... updated my log cabin studio from this;
I've gone all Etsy! Here's some of the prints I'm selling, and please pop along and check out the shop any time HERE. Feel free to browse, snoop around, handle the merchandise but be warned, if you break it you buy it.
Have just signed a contract for my next book - Mr Poopy Pants. An act which underlined the strange juxta-position in my profession twixt the dull business end of things
and the infinitely more exciting puerile and ridiculous end.
It's a book about my new baby boy Benjy and what his older brother Toby thinks about him and his frequent and varied pooping habits.