I’m back from my travelling. As I wrote last week, I spent a nice couple of days in Munich International school.
Then I took a train to Prague, the city I was born in. I love walking through sunny Prague. It was the 80th birthday of one of my favourite artists and illustrators Jiri Šalamoun.
I went to see an exhibition of his prints. I could easily spend a whole day looking at his work.
I’m back now getting everything ready to start working on my next picture book about a greedy goat.
I looked at my sketchbooks for sketches of a goat.
A goat in the tent.
One rather strange goat.
Goat and the shadow.
At the weekend I was at Chipping Norton Literary festival.
On Saturday I decorated the shop window in Jaffe and Neal, the independent book shop. It’s a great bookshop and cafe run by very nice people.
This is the finished window. It was fun. Thank you Steve Strong from Walker Books for all your hard work and helping me to get everything ready for the display!
I stayed until Sunday when I did a talk and reading in the local library.
The festival was great, very well organised. Everybody I met were so friendly and the whole festival had a great atmosphere. Good fun.
Thank you for having me!