FEBRUARY: What is there about February that is worth celebrating?
Cold…. Snow… and Valentine’s Day… This year is Leap year, so on Feb 29th, we get a whole extra day. Perhaps time will stand still. Why not take the day off and see if anyone notices?
GREAT ILLUSTRATORS’ EVENING AT UNITED AGENTS…
On Feb 1st United Agents supremo Jodie Marsh herded a bunch of illustrators into her den for a showcase of work. What should we call a bunch of illustrators? A scribble? A line? A doodle? Anyway, everyone was happy and apparently massively talented. I was very taken with Ali Pye’s pictures for Edward Hardy’s ‘WHERE IS FRED?’ about a caterpillar in disguise… but I had to sneak off as Jane Ray had organised a charity exhibition Celebrating Asylum just round the corner, so I didn’t get to meet any publishers or talent scouts oh dear. You can see the artwork for that here -all proceeds to the St Mary Magdalene Centre for refugees and asylum seekers. And the excellent Sarah McIntyre has blogged about The United Agents jamboree HERE
Oh, and Piccadilly Press hosted a COMEDY NITE. Here’s me with Marilyn Monroe, I mean Jeanne Willis, and Ciaran Murtagh. Jeanne read some classic author/ illustrator emails which made publisher Brenda Gardner blush and Ciaran did some clever things with newspaper. They were both a lot funnier than me.
Was good to meet Maggie Humphreys from Ed’s Reading Room who has said some absurdly kind things about Alien Schoolboy here and all the other noble folk who braved a cold night out when they could have watched real comedy on TV. Ta very much to all.