Wednesday, 3 April 2013


I was lucky enough to go to the Bologna Book Fair last week (on behalf of OUP) - bit of a quick visit but managed to spend a day and a half there - sooo much stuff to look at! Some amazing, some good and some frankly awful design and illustration out there. But all in all, very inspirational stuff.  More photos to follow...

My Tiger postcard - I stuck loads of these critters on the never-ending wall and only a few were still there when I left. Doubt anything will come of it but its nice to know that Milo the Tiger was popular!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

More covers

Some more First Story covers, done by moi

Book cover

This is a cover I designed and illustrated for First story, a charity set up to inspire creative writing in schools. Authors visit schools and run workshops with the students, then produce an anthology of their work. We then lay the books out at OUP and design the covers (although I just do the covers, which is the nicer job). One this cover, the students wanted cartoons of themselves to appear on the cover, so I took the chance to do a bit of illustration! Really love working with First Story :-)