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This #doodlediary is part of my role as online author-in-residence for the online library charity Living Paintings. Here, you’ll see my regular blog (including unseen photographs and additional material linked to these diaries). You can also explore all about the fabulous work they do producing tactile books etc, for the blind and visually impaired by clicking on the homepage.

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If you get a chance to drop into the impressive Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, you’re in for a treat; I’m very proud to have been invited to take part in this exhibition by my good friend and fellow illustrator Chris Mould who has curated this event. If you can’t make it then at least check out these illustrators work online – they all have a presence and are definitely worth a look. And a big thank you to Chris, whose work you must look at nowhere!


Shaping up for INTERNATIONAL HUG DAY next Tuesday 21st January. (Yes, it really does exist). Here’s one of the images Hodder are producing…all part of the social media onslaught coming your way, real soon! If you sit tight, hold your breath, you can juuuust about here the rumbling…brace yourselves…


And if that isn’t enough Hugless Douglas for you, he will be one of the World Book Day titles this year. Here I am, doodling for the camera this week, as part of a compilation film of all the WBD authors. We each discuss the thoughts and working methods behind our books.


The final edit will go up on the WBD website in the coming weeks. Watch out for news of competitions, and events as WBD, 6th March comes marching onto view. More WBD news soon.

Actually, talking of prizes, you can enter a draw to win a large Hugless Douglas plush when you do this Accelerated Reading Quiz from Renaissance Learning.

Lots more news coming very soon…