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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Matt Millz Stands Up - PUBLICATION DAY!

Matt Millz Stands Up the second book by Harry Hill about the experiences of a young stand up comedian is published today Thursday 18th October.
As before Harry's text gave me lots of scope to create new characters & to indulge in the odd bit of surreal nonsense too (which as anybody who's followed my career will know is a particular favourite of mine!)
'Matt’s TV performance seems to have given him the fame that he had always dreamed of: There are reporters camped outside his house – he’s suddenly in demand! But as the novelty wears off and Matt struggles to get any new gigs, it’s not long before he begins to doubt his friend and manager Kitty Hope. Would the stylish Excalibur  Agency turn his fortunes around? And could Matt ever bear to push Kitty aside?'
You can order it from here or even better get down to your local independent bookshop & get it from there! 







Thursday, 9 August 2018

Pet Defenders 6 - Invasion of the Giant Nits

The sixth & last instalment of the Pet Defenders series by Gareth P Jones & me is published today (9th August) Order it at your nearest book shop or you can buy it online from here

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK – you’ll need it…

Biskit and Mitzy are confronted by a large alien spider who plans to destroy the planet. Worse, she has an army of nits that she can enlarge with a blast from her own invention: the Relativisor. She can also shrink things with it – and suddenly Mitzy is the size of a louse and clinging to Biskit’s head. Can the Pet Defenders stop the nits ripping the Earth apart? It’s a head-scratcher!

These books have been an absolute delight to draw, they're smart, funny & occasionally fairly disgusting, ALL the good stuff really! I'm going to miss Mitzy & Biskit!





Wednesday, 8 August 2018

International Cat Day 2018

(how to know when your cat's mixing with the wrong crowd)

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Killing Moon

They were playing The Killing Moon by Echo & the Bunnymen on the radio the other day so I drew this, rather literal but hey...

Monday, 30 July 2018

Happy 80th birthday to The Beano!

Happy 80th birthday to The Beano! I loved it as a kid & was extremely honoured to add my own contribution in the form of the 6 Diary of Dennis The Menace books written by Steven Butler for Puffin Books. Huge fun to add my own spin to some of these iconic characters!


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Cat saxophone!

I drew this for a private commission recently (no cats or saxophones were harmed in the process)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

'Angry Knickers Face'

My fantasy wrestling alter-ego inspired by a Twitter(?) post about a father getting his 4 year old daughter to name WWF wrestlers from their photographs. 'Angry Knickers Face' was my favourite (along with 'Big Potato')

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Cheese From Dimension Pong

May 3rd 2018 is publication day for Cheese From Dimension Pong the 5th in the Pet Defenders series by Gareth P Jones & I published by Stripes books! Here's a sneak preview
You can order it here!






Monday, 30 April 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018

Happy St George's Day

Actual pictorial evidence of the English knight St George thudding* the dragon

*'Thud' is actually an Old English word for 'hitting a reptile with force' ask Susie Dent.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Ice cream!

It's sunny out, why not eat some ice cream in yer pants? You KNOW it makes sense!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Noah Scape - He Can't Stop Repeating Himself - publication day!

'Noah Scape - He Can't Stop Repeating Himself' by Guy Bass with illustrations by me is published today by Barrington Stoke. I previously worked with Guy on Aiden Abet Teacher's Pet

'Noah Scape loves dinosaurs and spaghetti with tomato sauce. But Noah doesn't always get what he wants and when school doesn't revolve around dinosaur facts and lunch isn't always his tried and tested favourite, well... enough is enough! It's time for him to stop wishing and to decide on exactly what he needs; a world full of Noahs!'


(I can honestly say, I don't think I've ever drawn so many versions of the same character in one book - probably a record on my part!)

Monday, 12 March 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Imagine Children's Festival with Harry Hill


I had great fun at the Imagine Children's Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 17th February with the very funny Harry Hill promoting his new book 'Harry Hill presents Matt Millz' illustrated by me.

Harry entertained the crowd with an hour of jokes, clarinet-playing mayhem & a joke contest, while
I was live drawing onstage - everything from dancing cucumbers, comedians' eyes to how I draw Matt Millz. I also discussed how my childhood obsession with drawing, dinosaurs & Doctor Who helped my decision  to become an illustrator (I realised I couldn't be a dinosaur when I grew up & I'm STILL waiting for the Doctor Who call!)

Afterwards we signed (lots of) books & posed for lots of selfies with the kids (I just about have the feeling back in my signing hand now!)

(Many thanks to Iain Sawbridge from The Beano for compering & saying some very flattering things & Hannah Love from Faber for all her hard work)
 My very own dressing room!
Drawing dancing cucumbers



Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Vacuuming with tiny creatures

Some useful procrastination tips & ideas for you.

Friday, 9 February 2018