Tag Archives: Ros Asquith

To blog or not to blog

Is blogging  useful? Creative? Time wasting?  Does it matter if no one but you ever reads it? Am pondering these questions but meanwhile, inspired by the awesome Sarah McIntyre, who blogs as she breathes , and Helena Pielichaty (ditto) here … Continue reading

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No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member– No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds– November! – Thomas Hood My November was quite cheery, though. Nov 4th … Continue reading

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  The Guardian has put up a gallery of pictures from “Letters from an Alien Schoolboy’ But  Earthlings are documenting Aliens everywhere. Here’s a sinister one I found lurking about at the Cheltenham Literary festival.  Could it be by Imogen? … Continue reading

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Busy week for me, because I really like just sitting around dreaming. Or quietly drawing. But I wish everybody would draw more, so that’s why I mosied along to The Guardian newspaper’s  BIG DRAW last Saturday. Here is just one … Continue reading

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How does the amazing Sarah McIntyre http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/books.php 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. http://www.sla.org.uk/information-book-award.php 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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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. www.republic.org.uk/royalfinances But if we banned the Monarchy … Continue reading

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