In my quest for knowledge on creating Picture Books I attended a talk tonight by author Mark Carthew at Brisbane’s State Library, facilitated through May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. Amongst all of the illustrations, words and poems that Mark presented and sang to us, I spotted illustrations for ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ with soldiers wearing tall […]
House hunting in a big new city isn’t easy. We needed maps – maps of the train lines, maps of the bus routes, maps of the ferry routes, and maps of the roads. I eventually tracked down a nice compact road map. Being a small city boy of York and Canberra I was used to […]
It was nice to see these cute little critters almost everywhere we went. I drew these two when we walked at Askham Bar Nature Reserve in York.The one below, like quite a few others, were nestling themselves into curled up dead leaves, which I understand is their little bed for hibernation.
When going for a jog around the park in York it was great to see nature all around me. But when you jog along side the River Ouse, suddenly herds of cows become hurdle practice!!
From my daily encounters with kangaroos and other Australian beasts in Canberra, I was going to miss being surrounded by wildlife when I was back in the UK. But when I was out and about in York’s local parks, I did spot a few squirrels rummaging around, and there was something quite kangaroo-like about them sitting […]
Zach Peterson is York’s Hero Minster Man. In this sequel (Bonfire Night) Zach must come to terms with why he is Minster Man and the responsibilities that come with it. On 5th November Vyking plots her revenge against Minster Man, but they will both soon face two new characters that also have their own destructive […]
Hi all, Good news this week – Minster Man is now for sale in Travelling Man (York and Newcastle branches). Get your copy today of York’s hero!
Taken from the upcoming adventure: ‘Minster Man gets unmasked’.