Thursday, 6 February 2014
This is the cover of my iBook THE FIRE FLOWER. It is available today on iTunes here:
The Fire Flower
THE FIRE FLOWER is a black and white picture book for children aged three to six years old. It is the re-telling of an old Slavonic folk tale. I found the story many years ago and made a dummy book in the hope of getting it published as a hardback picture book. But I was not successful so put the dummy away in a drawer and forgot about it for years, until I had the idea of illustrating it with silhouettes. I decided to self publish it as an iBook and the app iBooks Author has made this possible. This is the first in my series FOLK TALES OF THE WORLD. I shall be making many more iBooks now, some from my out of print back list and some completely new ones.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
THE GREAT BALL PLAY tells the story of a lacrosse match between the birds and the animals. It was told by the Creek of the South Eastern States of the USA. My illustrations were inspired by watching my two sons and their friends playing park football.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
These illustrations are from my picture book MONKEY AND THE WATER DRAGON.
I adapted the story from an ancient Chinese folk tale, and is one of the amazing adventures which the hero Monkey and his friends have, on their way to India, to fetch the Buddhist scriptures back to China.