Category: ros asquith

  • 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 […]

  • 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 goes.  CWIG – the children’s book bit of the Society of Authors had a conference last […]

  • AGENTS, BLOGS, VALENTINES, ILLUSTRATORS, COMEDY NITES, ASYLUM….

    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 […]

  • CHRISTMAS SEASON TO BE JOLLY

      You can see more of my Christmas cartoons here And here is DORIS, the cleaner, celebrating on a similar theme: Meanwhile, Flowkwee, my ALIEN SCHOOLBOY, is having trouble with his winter clothes: He think Father Christmas is a god -and doesn’t even seem to know what a jumper is:   You can read The […]

  • 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 […]