I, the Old Duke of York, attended ‘Timeless Rhymes with Mark Carthew’ tonight..

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 […]

Ladybird, Ladybird…

 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.

Minster Man 2 – Bonfire Night

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 […]