Life & Cheltenham & Henley festivals

It’s been a while but i’ve been very busy plus having an extension done on our tiny house (13ft wide!) to make it slightly less tiny (same width bit longer) so i’ve been living and working in building site with no water ! just me and the cats. the rest of the family have sensibly moved out. I think the cats want to move out as well but i’m paying them to stay. It’s about 3 quarters finished and everyone has disappeared, which is great. Anyway as a way off getting out of whats left of my house i went to do festivals at Cheltenham (where i’m the kids festival illustrator this year) and then Henley. I had a blast! I decided to turn up the bonkers and introduce a sing a long theme tune and various wigs to my event thing. I also came on to a hollywood style trailer theme and ran about and did roly polys on the stage. I think i over did it, anyway I think it went ok - i think they thought i was an idiot. i had over 500 kids in on the friday schools event and the family event was sold out to. I may need to see a chiropractor as i landed heavily on my radio mic during one of my action stunt rolls! After Cheltenham i had to rush in the pouring rain to Henley for their festival. i got there only to discover i’d been sitting in a falafel which had fallen out of my sandwich! That’s show biz.


Read it Again award

Some more nice Bat News. Superbat has been shortlisted for The Read It Again book awards. “The Read it Again!” award, now in its thirteenth year, is for an outstanding debut children’s picture book first published between November 2016 and October 2017 where both words and pictures are the work of one individual. The prize is awarded by Cambridgeshire Library Service and voting takes place across schools from January to the end of March. Click here to see the shortlist

McMattCarrDesign!

It was funny to see one of my old prop posters in an episode of BBC drama McMafia the other night!

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Work Sign

I'm going back to my old sign writing roots at the moment doing a sign for Work editorial. I did the last one when they opened 11 years ago and it's still hanging but starting to look a little bit tired. So i've done a new one for them.

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SUPERBAT News 1

It's been a busy few months for Superbat! He seems to be going down well which is nice. I've done a few events. In the summer I was miked up in the middle of Westfield which was a bit of an experience I can tell you. I'm not usually one for shopping centres and Westfield is like a shopping centre that's eaten another couple of shopping centres. Anyway i digress. on Saturday i was at Rye Books in Peckham for an event and it was great.