Thursday, March 29, 2007

Jesus Storybook Bible attracting a following

Family Pics and the Jesus Storybook Bible

This guy is starting a collection of photos of people reading the bible I illustrated, it's nice to see it out and about, in the wild, as it were. When you're working from home as an illustrator it's easy to forget that your books do actually end up in other peoples houses.

Sketchbook ~ March 2007 Part II

Here's the rest of this month's sketchbook stuff.

Sketchbook ~ March 2007 Part I

Some recent pages from my sketchbook, hopefully some of these will find their way into some colour illustrations soon:

Sunday, March 25, 2007

From the Archives Part II

This is the second post in a series of work from my archives, older stuff that predates this blog.

Ths work was also done at college and was part of a series of illustrations for Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Lily Peach on the beach

Here's Lily Peach enjoying her first concious trip to the beach (on previous visits she has slept through).

Monday, March 19, 2007

From the Archives Part I

This is the first post in a series of work from my archives, older stuff that predates this blog.

The work below I did at college, it was for a Grimm's fairy tale called The White Snake.

This image actually won an award, I was given a Highly Commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Awards 2003. I went all the way to Birmingham to be presented with a certificate and some money (I think), and to see my work exhibted with the other entrants.

SFG: Post Something Monday

Here's some spec for a book I did a while back.
My website
Sugar Frosted Goodness

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.
After what seems like weeks of rain, we've finally had some sunshine, so Lily has been trying out her sunhat.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Myron's Magic Cow Reviewed in Books forKeeps

Here's another review of Myron, not the best I've read but not too bad either.

"Myron lives in an apartment block with his impatient mother amongst the humble streets of what looks like a New York suburb. One day, on the way to the store to buy some milk, he is accosted by Goldilocks. She sells him an immense cow, purchased from a ‘dopey boy’ named Jack for a pack of beans, that she can’t fit into her car alongside her three bears. The rest of the story in this 40-page picture book describes the mildly amusing consequences.

The infiltration of reality by intertextually shuffled fairy-folk is common enough, and I wish the author had played the theme as ambitiously as the illustrator, whose depiction of Myron plodding along the sidewalk with a cow bigger than an elephant promises great things. I found the pace of the denouement equally pedestrian, but younger readers will be intrigued by the monstrous scale of Myron’s predicament, and by the potential of yet another fantasy icon introduced on the final page. GH"