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Betsy Thumbslurp

First author/ illustrator visit!

Well, the Mighty Thumbslurp has been printed at last! To celebrate this momentous event, Janet and myself have just completed our first¬†afternoon …

You’re STILL a Pest!

In honour of the imminent (well, fairly imminent) publication of the printed edition of You’re a Pest, Betsy Thumbslurp! here’s a sample …

The mighty Thumbslurp!

WARNING! This book is full of YUCKS, GGRRRRAAHHHS and SNNOOSSEEFFUUPPs.(Not to mention a flying hippopotamus!)

Bathtime

This is one of my favourite illustrations in the book. Like Betsy’s Ikea Antelop high chair (cheap and very easy to clean), …

Ready to publish…

Janet chose this as the definitive picture of Coco, with her reaction to her newborn sister who supplants her as the centre …

The villain

Every story needs a villain. Poor Hippo is both villain and victim of this book. There’s supposed to be baked bean sauce …

Three’s a crowd

Double, Tripple Yucks! Betsy and her beloved Hippopotamus. Coco’s had enough.

A light and fluffy cake

Birthday cakes aren’t so fluffy after a year on the shelf. The first Betsy Thubslurp story is all about poor Coco missing …

The continuing adventures of Coco

Just putting the finishing touches on the artwork for “You’re a Pest, Betsy Thumbslurp” and I’ve managed to find another dozen things …

Introducing Coco

This is one of the draft illustrations for Janet Noble’s new series of books that I like to think of as comparable …