Here's the ink drawing by itself, had to dig my dip pen out of a drawer for this one. Forgot how much fun pen + ink is!


13: Robert Louis Stevenson of Treasure Island fame.

12: The Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie.
If you are ever invited to a party at a remote country mansion, beware of being murdered by a fellow guest.
11: Philip K Dick, most well known for Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Bladerunner). 


Some new prints in the shop today, with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING untill Sunday. Hurrah! If there's an illustration of mine you'd like a print of and it's not there, just let me know and I'll put it up if possible.
p.s The Terry Pratchett picture I did seems to have a few admirers, so I thought I'd put it up there, and any profits I make will be donated to Alzheimer's Research UK. Hopefully we can raise a few pennies for a very worthy cause.
10: Lois Mcaster Bujold. This lady is one of the top sci fi writers and has won the Hugo award a mightily impressive four times. Despite that, she doesn't seem very well known and my local library is a bit low (1!) on her books. So go try her stuff out and see what you think. You can read some of her stuff for free (legally!) here and here.


More format experiments today with number 9: Garth Nix of the Abhorsen series.


Hello hello, I'm back!
Here's 8: Francis Hardinge, author of Fly by Night, an excellent book about bravery, words and an exceedingly violent goose. Check her out here: http://www.franceshardinge.com/
p.s Verdigris Deep (also known as well witched) is good too, and the sequel to Fly by NightTwilight Robbery (also known as Fly Trap) is next on my reading list when I can get hold of a copy!



7: Eric Carle. I loved The Hungry Caterpillar when I was just a tiny Illustrator, and I still love it now. Thanks Mr Carle!


p.s I'm going away for a few days, so no new things until I'm back. Leave me any requests, burning questions or book suggestions in the comments bit and I'll get back to you. Cheers!


6: Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, Jigs and Reels, and many others. She also wrote Runemarks; which I read a bit ago and really enjoyed!
p.s Joanne Harris is one of the favourite authors of my fellow Illustrator Miss Robinson.




5: Haruki Murakami. I finished Blind Willow Sleeping woman not too long ago so that's what this one is about, if it's about anything.


Number 4: JK Rowling and the incredibly long scarf.


Number 3: Neil Gaiman, with Neverwhere and The Graveyard Book. Also 'The Dream Hunters' with Yoshitaka Amano is one of my favourites.


Number 2 is the amazing author of Howl's Moving Castle, A charmed life and Hexwood, to name just a few: Diana Wynne Jones. Thanks for the stories. If you haven't read any of her stuff, go do it!


New project starts today, portraits of literary creatures that I admire.
Number 1 in the ‘pencils and paragraphs’ series is Sir Terry Pratchett.


25: Brainy behemoth.
A new project starts tomorrow! The Creature Compendium is making way for a new thing, but don't worry, it will be back at some point :-)


22: A caterpillar with an appetite (With thanks, and apologies to Eric Carle).


20: The fantastic Mr.Fox (Thanks Mr.Dahl)

My entry for tomorrow's Creature Compendium, in celebration of the Jubilee this weekend.
Number 19: A royal pedigree.
Fact: not all of the facts in this illustration are facts.




18: A treasure trove

In other news, a shout out to my friend and fellow illustrator Miss Robinson, who is busy creating all sorts of arty things down in the wilds of Peterborough, so go say hello!


Hello lovely followers, some news today- I've joined up with society6 to make a little shop to sell prints online! Have a visit if you like and let me know what you think. :-)
There's only a few of the Creature Compendium series up so far, but if you've got any requests let me know! Leave me a comment or send me an email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

15: Trouble in threes.