This week Rabble Books & Games have begun offering free home delivery to people in self-isolation or social distancing mode. Nat asked for a lighthearted drawing in the style of Lucy Cousins’ Maisy, so I drew Pip in her favourite pink fluffy vest. Many retailers (including the bookshops I work in) are taking measures to […]
Cass and Dave had me over to dinner, and for dessert we had donuts and a nip of Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey – not a bourbon, because of the wheat rather than corn mash, but from deep in bourbon country. Here’s the things we tasted.
Last week I travelled to Melbourne and properly met my editor and the other folks at Affirm Press, and I called into lots of good bookshops along the way. Special thanks to The Sun Bookshop in Yarraville, Neighbourhood Books in Northcote, Hill of Content on Bourke Street and Readings Carlton. It was also great to […]
The bright mirror teal of my PopJewels Smithsonian earrings makes an excellent contrast to the brick-red linen dress I wore on Wednesday. They were a gift from a good friend which makes me love them even more. I made a commitment to buy when possible from smaller companies with an ethical focus, like OffOn Clothing […]
I went to the Australia Day / Invasion Day protests in Perth city on Sunday 26th with Cassie. We made a note of our favourite signs (#TooStrongForYouKaren was a crowd pleaser). I made one referencing traditional tattoo flash with a treacherous handshake and replaced the ‘Trust No One’ text with ‘Sovereignty Was Never Ceded.’
Kaya Bandang! (Hello everyone!) Illustrator Anne Barnetson and writer Cassie Lynch have brought best-loved picture books and Aboriginal languages together for this special series in honour of Children’s Book council of Australia’s Book Week 2019. Cassie is a descendent of the Noongar people and translated the titles of these famous picture books into the Noongar […]
Sometimes a day will start with a couple of hours in court and then end behind the counter at my bookshop job. This requires a change in heel height and sensibility, if not the loudness of my pants. When I’m sketching in court, I usually sit with the media in their allotted rows and I […]
I’ve been instagram friends with the Anna and the other booksellers at independent bookshop The Bookbird for a little while. Recently they held their first illustration competition to celebrate The Bookbird’s fourth birthday, and I drew the shop as a colourful little bird house complete with a couple of customers. Geelong local Carla Ellis won the prize, […]
Tasmanian author Heather Rose launched her newest novel, Bruny, in October. I did this sketch of the author for New Edition’s social media to promote the Fremantle launch event.
Back when I first read the proof of Bri Lee’s memoir, Eggshell Skull, in early 2018, I was impressed with how much the force of her personality and determination came through the writing. It’s a gruelling, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant account which, when you finally close the book and set it down, makes you feel as […]