Climbing the Mountain

April 9th, 2010|

And reaching the sky. Recently I added this photo to my Powerpoint presentation for school groups. It's a mountain of The Blackhope Enigma [...]

SCBWI Scotland’s Summer Conference

April 5th, 2010|

Calling all aspiring children's book writers and illustrators! The Scottish chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has just published its schedule [...]

Craigmillar Book Festival

March 26th, 2010|

I went to foggy, foggy Edinburgh yesterday to participate in the Craigmillar Book Festival and visited Primary 7 classes at Castleview and St Francis [...]

This week’s adventure…

March 11th, 2010|

..being a tour guide around some Glasgow studios (and a cemetery). I'd like to think I don't get complacent, but I do. I forget the [...]

Bowled over!

March 8th, 2010|

Your support has amazed me. I have had so many emails from all over the world about The Blackhope Enigma! I am thrilled at people's [...]

Granny O’Grimm

February 26th, 2010|

"Ireland's Bitterest Granny" is up for an Academy Award. I was browsing through this year's nominations for Best Animated Short Film and came across Brown [...]

SCBWI Scotland presents Catherine Rayner

February 22nd, 2010|

On March 25, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Scotland is hosting award-winning author-illustrator, Catherine Rayner, in a day-long master class on [...]

Django Films: The Illusionist

February 17th, 2010|

Much anticipated new animation from Sylvain Chomet. I absolutely loved Belleville Rendez-vous (as it is called in the UK), otherwise known as The Triplets of [...]

Book Illustration Fan Sites #3

February 12th, 2010|

The Art of the Bookplate I have been thinking about illustrated bookplates this week. I have several for kids that you can download on my [...]

Going West Animation

January 22nd, 2010|

The New Zealand Book Council's stop-frame animation of elements from Going West by Maurice Gee sends shivers down my spine. It was made by the [...]

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

January 19th, 2010|

Congratulations to author-illustrator Grace Lin! It gives me such great pleasure to congratulate Grace on her illustrated novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon being [...]

One Dream at a Time

January 15th, 2010|

Happy New Year! I love an Enigma. Someone in my studio building hung these posters around the corridors and in the kitchen some [...]

Back In The Saddle

December 14th, 2009|

It has been a mighty long absence. I have some pretty good excuses for not posting in some time. A trip to Boston took me [...]