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In the Newsletter This Month: Skiving and Sketching

We have had some unseasonably warm days this month, so I have downed tools for some proper skiving (English English for not working when you should be). One sunny Friday, Duncan, Billie and I took the ferry across to France (a five minute ride) and walked from Hendaye, around the estuary to Irun to have […]

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ALLi’s Indie Author Fringe 2017 – How to Hire a Book Illustrator

I’m a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and have found their website to be an incredible source of advice, tutorials and discounts for self-publishing my books. ALLi is behind the Indie Author Fringe 2017. It’s an online author conference that updates self-publishers with the latest tips, trends and tools, with a great […]

On the Drawing Board: A Lot of Hamsters

Being a cartoonist is (mostly) fun. Yes, you have to deal with unrelenting deadlines, odious tax forms and computer meltdowns (the only things I miss about working in an office are tech support and the stationery cupboard), but mostly it is ace. This week, I got to draw a lot of hamsters. Every two weeks, […]

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