New famous scientist January 2008
I bought my father the collection of famous scientist finger puppets for his Christmas present, but I realised there was one important scientist missing – Dr William Laing. He’s the grumpy one between Newton and Einstein.
Patron saint of cheekbones January, 2008
My friend Drew always pulls in his cheeks whenever he has his photo taken. So do I and my friend Helen. He’s the best at it though.
Designing other people's books February 2008
I have been designing more book covers – here are some of the ideas I had for Sue Orr’s forthcoming collection. They have chosen the sinister gentlemen eating the snake.
Moths like light January 2008
I thought I would make a lampshade with moths all over it to scare away the real moths who insist on careening around the light, mistaking it for the moon.
Angel cards, christmas stockings December 2007
I had a flurry of activity before Christmas, before I moved house and finished the first draft of my novel. Here are my angel-kicking-about cards,
and here are Gus and Otto's Christmas stockings. Gus really liked Aaarghh, spider! by Lydia Monks, and Otto included the pigeon (who finds a hotdog and isn't allowed to drive the bus) on his design.
Otto likes corduroys November 2007
No matter how hot it is, Otto will always insist on wearing his cordoroys. They have a special dancing cat, they are a traffic light colour, and they remind me of the David Sedaris book, Dress your family in corduroy and denim.