Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wall Fish


Finally an old idea took a new form.... a picture of cartoon fish....


....now swim the bathroom walls








Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Michaels Big Brain





Illustrations for the poem "Michael's Big Brain"



MICHAEL’S BIG BRAIN


Michael’s brain was really huge
He knew words like “subterfuge”
And “juxtaposition” and “extrapolate”
“Mathematician” and “investigate”

Michael’s brain was mighty big
More memorising than a whirligig.

We thought it was entirely possible
He had stolen it from the hospital.
But just as my mate Danny said
“How would he get it in his head?”

We followed him watching his every move
Waiting for the chance to prove
He really came from outer space
And was not part of the human race.

After 3 days of constantly following him around
Sheer boredom wore our spirits down.

No spaceship landed, no beam of light
No tribal dances late at night.

No full moon howling, no magic shed
No hours standing on his head.

No chicken feathers, no pointy hat
No broomsticks and no black cat.

No magic potion, no writhing snakes
No diving into, ice-cold lakes.

No painting stripes on his face
No cartwheels at a speedy pace.

No eating little leaves of plants
No midnight meetings with his Aunts.

No candlelight, no secret doors

No batwings, frogs or creaky floors.

No prickly berries, no bugs that stink
Ohhh! What was it that made him think?

Ohhhhhh Michael WHAT makes your brain so big?
A magic pebble? A talking twig?
 “Well” said Michael “ I think I usually”
“Start the day with a bowl of muesli”


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weta storybook

Okay, the Weta illustrations are underway......25 all up.....still goin...cough, splutter, hack, cough, aaaargh!














Monday, April 20, 2009

Chilly Billy

Twas a freezy-squeezy morning and the entire world had froze
Billy’s bed was toasty – but icy was his nose.
The wind wooshed wet and rainy globs against the window in his room
He decided at age 25 he would leave his blankety cocoon.
Mother murmured words of pancakes and golden syrup galore
So Billy stretched a foot out and touched a toe onto the floor.

ZEEOW! WAAHAA! HOO HAA! GOLLEEE!
His big toe was now as freezing as could be!

A warm bed adrift in a sea of cold – whatever would he do?
Billy phoned the rescue helicopter crew.

A whickety-whackety of chopper noise arrived there in great haste
And threw Billy a bright red string to tie around his waist.
The helicopter wynched him up and up into the sky
Swinging him through the clouds with seagulls passing by.

They lowered him down and down as soon as they were able
And set him gently on ten pancakes at the breakfast table.

The pilot said “don’t hesitate to call on us once more
If you need to get to breakfast without touching the floor!”

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Museum of Impractical Inventions

Introducing the Pea Fork, invented in 1709 by Percy Peasnabber in an attempt to prong more peas than the average utensil. Unfortunately the market for such a fork did not eventuate as no person actually owned a mouth 4 inches wide to wrap around the fork (Steve Tyler and Mick Jagger were not born until the 1900's).