Three great graphic novels
new books / reading

Three great graphic novels

Recently I stumbled across a brilliant page on the Booktrust site. It’s all about graphic novels and there are links to booklists and articles, plus a graphic short story by Hannah Berry, a writer-in-residence at Booktrust. (Read the Booktrust graphic novel guide.) I enjoy graphic novels, graphic memoirs and comics of all kinds, and I wanted to introduce three books … Continue reading

Seeing faces
inspiration

Seeing faces

Have you ever glanced at a piece of fruit or a tree and seen a face looking back at you? Do you find your brain rearranging pieces of buildings or objects into happy faces (or grumpy faces)? Or maybe you’ve seen clouds in the shape of a familiar person? You might know that there’s a name … Continue reading

Sprouts! The good, the bad, the evil…
GHB / inspiration / writing

Sprouts! The good, the bad, the evil…

Hello! I’m sure you’ll have heard about the Girls Heart Books anthology by now, but just in case you haven’t, check out this post by Jo Cotterill, which explains it all. In the comments of this post, Jo mentions Cathy Brett’s brilliant cover with its details from each story, and Cathy remarks on the perils of drawing a sprout. Huge thanks to … Continue reading