Category: AWARDS

  • Three years on Squiggles, poetry, Welcome to the Family

    Why don’t I blog? Because I’m too busy staring into space. But had a lovely time at the Guardian’s Big Draw with such a fine and varied group of illustrators. I did Squiggles, where you can turn a squiggle into anything. Here (above) are some of yours. On October 27th I’ll be at the  Wantage […]

  • ROALD DAHL, TOWER HAMLETS, PRIZES, LITERACY GALORE.

    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 saw the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy  at House of Commons with MPs […]

  • AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS, ALIENS SIGHTED IN CHELTENHAM, FAMILIES

      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? I wouldn’t like to meet NEGOMI on a dark night…. I’m thrilled ‘THE GREAT BIG […]

  • ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE SHOCK

    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 Earthling thing about ‘jokes’, especially as you always seem to be laughing at me, but I […]

  • ‘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 and has been published in twelve languages.  Just for fun I’m printing the google translate version of […]