It is almost 50 years since the moon landings. In the weeks leading up to it, I will be having my own little celebration, tidying up Ricky Rocket, my early reader series set in the year 3,000.
Ricky and his family encounter most of the problems that kids and families do today, but in a spacey, hi-tech way! Ricky is a feisty kid who is not afraid to try new things and take control.
Above is my latest video, a read-along-with-Shoo storytelling of the the day Ricky learned to fly without stabilisers. Dad sort of helps, but mostly gets in the way! It’s a story every child who ever learned to ride a bike will empathise with.
I’m planning to make Apollo drawing videos over the next few weeks. If there is something you would like me to draw to help your school or homeschool or homework project, let me know and I’ll give you a shout out on the video!
I am busy working hard on a new book called Pandora – I’ve been honing the story for years and now I’m finally making myself get on with it and I’m making the book.
I’m going to launch on Kickstarter in the next couple of weeks. Join my mailing list to be the first to know when the offer goes live with early bird reward levels. Join here: http://bit.ly/ShooMailList
It’s going to be a signed and numbered limited first edition of only 250 – so that is a real collector’s edition.
Yesterday, I showed you how I’d been illustrating winning stories from the Welsh Books Council Dahlightful schools writing competition See yesterday’s post here:
Today, in part 4, I’m showing you how I illustrated a story called The Real Ultimate Treasure Hunter by Ffion Haf Davies from Ysgol Gyfun G?yr.
It’s a fighting Fantasy kind of story, which is not the kind of book I read these days, nor the kind I illustrate. So I’m having to draw an illustration that both fits the genre but also the overall style of the book of stories written by the kids.
There’s a lot of philosopical chat and rumination in this video as I draw paint, realise its all wrong and do it again!