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Ros Asquith is a Guardian cartoonist and author/illustrator of over 60 books for young people.


How does the amazing Sarah McIntyre ever get time to draw? Two weeks ago she hosted a great comics event at the Society of Authors From left to right it’s Sarah McIntyre, comics creator Andi Watson, Walker Books commissioning … Continue reading

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Earthlings, listen here. Perhaps you are not such lousy no-good hopeless duffers as I thought. You seem to have chosen ’LETTERS FROM AN ALIEN SCHOOLBOY’ to be shortlisted for your so called Roald Dahl ‘Funny’ prize. I don’t really get this … Continue reading

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How to Draw Aliens

HOW TO DRAW ALIENS . If you fancy creating your very own alien this Saturday Sept 10th, I’ll be doing a workshop at the Haringey Children’s Literature Festival 1.00-1.40in the Workshop space at Marcus Garvey Library. There’ll be the Word … Continue reading

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‘The Great Big Book of Families’ by Mary Hoffman,  illustrated by me and published by Francis Lincoln has been shortlisted for the School Libraries Association Award. The GBBF as we now call it, celebrates families in all their variations … Continue reading

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Book Award and phonics

I’m thrilled to hear that Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Has been shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award – Fronter It was chosen with five other books from 30 titles and the vote is on Nov 25th.Here’s my original drawing for … Continue reading

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Ten year olds Can spot a phoney

It’s the end of the world for the News of The World. All writers, not only journalists, might be considering the consequences. Do we hope to use language to illuminate? I first read the News of The World when I … Continue reading

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Do we need Princesses?

Goodness, it appears the Royal Family is very expensive. It costs 112 times more than the Irish president and the equivalent of thousands of nurses, police officers and teachers according to a new report. But if we banned the Monarchy … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog (will I keep it up?)

Hello, welcome to my occasional blog about writing, drawing and anything that takes my fancy. Here’s a good writer’s tip: ‘Write a little every day without and hope and without despair’ It’s from Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885 – … Continue reading

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