Just as I am gluing the word “end” on the final page of “A Frisbee to Fly”, the latest of Secret Seed Society books, I was very excited to hear that they have been featured on the Guardian as the “buy of the day”!
It’s been a little while now since my last blog, when I mentioned in it I was starting to work on the illustrations for a carrot story. It was when that funny-looking tropical bird came up to distract me, if you remember?
Well, without too many other distractions the book is finally finished and is being printed as we speak.
It tells the story of Carla, a young carrot who is on a mission to find out who she will be when she grows up.
In a visit to Seed City Museum Carla learns about the lives of some remarkable seedizens, such as Napolionion, Tutankamung Bean, Parsley Bussel, Socarrotes.
Keep an eye on the Secret Seed Society to find out when the book is out!
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Outside my window everything is covered by a blanket of snow. So I thought I’d dig through my boxes of paper to find some warm colours… I’ve then glued together a little sunny garden where my characters can find shelter from this f r e e z i n g weather! The first one to find out about my garden is a bird-fish (ever heard of such an animal?). It has just popped out of a clumsy magician’s hat and, together with other funny and very magical characters, it will be featuring in a pilot animation I’m doing the illustrations for. So watch this space, you might see the fish-bird (or was it a bird-fish?!) flying through your screen soon!
The second picture looks more like what is outside my window. (Why, don’t you have beans wrapped up in their winter coats strolling outside yours…?) It is a spread I’ve recently done for The Mighty Messenger, published by Secret Seed Society. The book comes in a cute little package including a packet of seeds and it is the second of a series aiming to get children to grow and eat their own! Mingo is a mung bean who needs to get a job in order to buy some lights for his bike…