SEPTEMBER: We went home to the UK for some well earned R&R, where I dressed up for a wedding, not mine.
Went to London & stayed behind this beautiful building, The Michelin Building.
Dropped in to say high to the crew at Bright HQ.
Went down underground...
came up again & hung out with some of these guys.
& ate at Carluccio's.
Collected some stuff.
Blackberries & Mushrooms
Wooly Mammoth Bone
Throughout this forgotten year I've been lucky enough to work on some really nice jobs.
Peter & The Wolf - CJ Educations
Robbie Ravenbeak - Pearson UK
Best of Friends - Quirky Kids Clinic
Oops Owl! - Harper Collins Children
Signed an awesome new book deal with Running Press for the Picture Book Frank & here is my editor Lisa Cheng receiving signed contracts with a twist.
Way back, around March, I was invited to talk to the students at Balnarring Primary school... for a week. That's a lot of talking.
We talked about books, of course & how we create stories & the characters that inhabit them.
The students were ace & more than willing to go along with my crazy thought trains.
We drew, a lot. & Proved that you don't have to be good at either drawing or writing to come up with great stories.
So there is the year. It has been a long year, a busy year & finally a year that's here.