Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cat Museums

A day trip and a pawnorama.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Getting started

I love getting fan mail (who doesn't) and I'm always amazed by the great questions kids ask.'

I got one today asking how I start a story. Here's what I wrote.....

"The only advice I can give on starting is... don't worry about it. Start the story where you feel you know the story, then go from there. You might find out that's the perfect beginning anyway.

Or, the other advice I sometimes give, is start every story with the same line. Mine is "the gunshot ricocheted off the ceiling and shattered the window". 

It's never actually been there when the story get's finished, but it always starts me off with action. Then, once I start writing the story behind the action the story starts to unfold."

And, for the heck of it, since the 5th Neil Flambé is out soon, here's a preview of one of the pics from the book.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Corporate Cattitude

"You're supposed to kiss it, Johnson."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

School Visits and great student art!

Another year of school visits in OVER!

(My last was friday as part of the Latitudes Storytelling Festival in Kitchener. Highly recommend going next year if you can.)

One of my fave parts of visiting schools is getting amazing student artwork. Check this out from Caradoc North! They like that Neil Flambé!

I do a cartooning class as part of my presentation that talks about how to use simple shapes to make complex drawings. I like this one from Stephanie, and her demands that I include it in my next book... and send her a free copy.

And this one from Kylee is pretty cool too. (Nice to see she liked my ice-cream-cone dragon tutorial)

Looking forward to more visits in 2014-15!