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Theatrical Thursday

Theatre poster of the week, Hansel & Gretel.

Art And Illustration

Hansel & Gretel on The West End

So I’m very aware that I’ve been radio silent for the last couple of months but it’s been a super busy time and a bit of a struggle to balance everything as well as finding the time to write. 555 more words


The Witch, the Director and Mr Mitchum

At the start of the project to tell the story of Hansel & Gretel in pictures, I made a single, worked-to-completion, wide-format image to show the publisher, Simon Lewin, how the finished illustrations might look. 503 more words

Making Books

How To Grow Up Courageously

I’m really enjoying doing these Fairy Tale posts. I shall be quite sad when I run out of them, unfortunately there isn’t an endless supply of them. 2,012 more words


Marly Youmans' 'The Witch of the Black Forest'

The Witch of the Black Forest

The witch is singing in her swazzle-voice
As she sows teeth inside her garden close;
The little nubbins answer to her call… 299 more words

Collaborations With Poets

Neil Gaiman and the Dark Side

I love this Neil Gaiman quote. You can tell children dark stories “as long as you tell them that you can be smart, and you can be brave, and you can be tricky, and you can be plucky, and you can keep going.” Read Maria Popova’s commentary on Neil Gaiman’s Reimagined Hansel and Gretel: 18 more words

Writing And Publishing


This began as an e-mail to my team, but while writing it I thought how much my friend Ronnie Burkett would enjoy it, and so I’ve re-jiggled it slightly to make a blog post. 639 more words

Hansel & Gretel