Nov 24, 2010

Sheffield Children's Book Award 2010

THE GREAT DOG BOTTOM SWAP shortlisted for this years SHEFFIELD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD won the Commended prize in the Picture Book category.
It was an amazing ceremony with the City Hall packed full of children from all over the city, all stamping their feet and cheering from beginning to end. The overall winner was MORRIS THE MANKIEST MONSTER by Giles Andreae and the lovely Sarah McIntyre (Pictured; second from right in the tartan skirt).
Peter Bently (Author of The Great Dog Bottom Swap - pictured) and I had a great time there. THANKS to all the children who voted! This is a fantastic award and it's all down to the hardwork and dedication of the passionate organisers. Thank you!

Burger Boy on BOOKABOO

BURGER BOY was featured on an episode from the new series of BOOKABOO on SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2010. The celebrity reader was the brilliant Johnny Vegas, with debut appearances from Bookaboo's band mates Growler and Paws.

The animation team has done a great job on this and there is a lot of tension and excitement, built up by the soundtrack and Johnny's fantastic narration. I was up early in anticipation to see this (on ITV) and it was worth every minute!

THANK YOU to everyone who watched it/recorded it and commented on the programme. There will be more chances to catch the new series of BOOKABOO on ITV and repeated again on CITV weekdays at 12pm & 3.15pm.
Picture: With Lucy Goodman, creator of BOOKABOO

Visit to Lancashire

This week (2 NOVEMBER - 6 NOVEMBER) I have been up in Lancashire on an 'Artist in residence' trip for the Lancashire Children's Reading Group. It was an incredible opportunity to visit the many schools and libraries in this diverse county and a great experience meeting and working with all of the enthusiastic and creative children there.

I will be producing a set of illustrations for the Reading Club, based on my research gathered while I was there. Thank you to Jake Hope for all his hard work, help and organisation in making this happen and to all of the lovely people that I met - librarians, teachers, designers and of course, the children - in Lancashire.

I am very excited to be working on this project and will be looking forward to the launch of the new Reading Club next year!

Oct 21, 2010

Burger Boy on 'This Morning'


My first picture book BURGER BOY was featured on ITV's 'This Morning' on Tuesday morning! On a celebrity interview with Johnny Vegas (the comedian), the presenters talked about the children's programme BOOKABOO in which Johnny will be reading BURGER BOY for the new series, starting next month.

The interview can be seen on:

The actual animated episode of Johnny Vegas reading BURGER BOY to Bookaboo (the rock star puppet pooch) will be shown on: Sunday 7th November at 7:10am on ITV

Hope you can catch it!

Jan 16, 2010

Dish & Ritz Exhibition


現在六本木ミッドタウンのRitz-Carlton、 Park Residencesで作品を展示しています。


Residences を訪れるたくさんの方に見てもらえると嬉しいです。



3月からは新宿のLa Vieでも作品を飾らせてもらう予定です。

Thank you to everybody who came to my exhibition at 'Dish' in Yoyogi-Uehara, Tokyo.

The exhibition took place between Mid-November right through to the end of 2009.

Thanks to everybody, especially the staff. It turned out to be a great success.

My work is currently being exhibited in the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo in the Park Residences.

Unfortunately it is not for public view this time, but I will be holding another small exhibition in 'La Vie' in Shinjuku, Tokyo starting in March.

New Blog & News page!

Welcome to my new blog! (Soon to be linked to the website -

The plan is to use this space as a news page that will be updated regularly, so please check it out every now and again. Thanks!