Podkin Part Three

September sees the release of the latest instalment of Podkin’s adventures. Here are a few of the illustrations… I have some posh new pencils to help me do the drawings… They are called Blackwing and only come in three grades. In fact, they are so posh, they arrive unsharpened, as if the mere act of …

Mythic Guernsey

About a year ago I started a project for Guernsey Museums. If you’ve not seen any of the finished pieces, go here, here and here as humanly possible. The Post Office borrowed several paintings and turned them into stamps: And next, some photographs of the exhibition itself. I’m told it will be around for ten …

Quiet, please.

This is a view of the Unseen University Library, which the puzzle-minded of you might enjoy assembling in the form of a jigsaw. As you can imagine, there was a monumental amount of work involved in creating the image and packaging, but luckily Ian at the Discworld Emporium has done an in-depth blog post so …

Return of the Rabbit

Next month sees the release of Podkin part two, The Gift of Dark Hollow. Here are some of the interior pictures (pencil with some Photoshop improvements). This time I had some help with drawing the main character (who proved a little tricky last time on account of his bandaged-up head) courtesy of Virginia Lee.

Pictures for Geoffrey

Geoffrey Bayldon 1924 – 2017 Along with The Clangers, The television program that captured my young imagination the most was Catweazle (played by Geoffrey Bayldon). Only two series were made, but it was regularly repeated throughout the seventies so it seemed to be on all the time – very handy in those pre-video recorder days. In 2003 I …

Fight(s)!

We’re back in the world of Guernsey folklore for this post, featuring epic supernatural battles from medieval times. Big battle scenes are always complicated – getting a balance between a pleasing, readable image and the chaos of violence requires a fair bit of planning. To add to the difficulty there were loads of historically accurate details …