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News Archive June 2011

The Heart and the Bottle for iPad available in USA

The Heart and the Bottle app for the iPad is now available in the US of A!

The iTunes store are doing a special introductory price, click here for more info.

How to draw a penguin

Ever wondered how to draw a pengiun? well now you can, check out the tutorial I did for the Guardian website by clicking here.

Then email your creation to and the best entries will be featured on the Guardian site.

You can also upload your attempts to draw a penguin on the dedicated How to Draw a Penguin Facebook page.

Back to porridge

Thats me back to a very hot and sticky NYC after a great few weeks of travel.

The Hay festival went great, I met lots of brilliant people including Darren Shan, Michael Morpurgo and I even brushed shoulders with Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall. I did get the chance to catch the brilliant David Sedaris talk, though I still wish I had asked him that question I had.
My own talk went well, a great turnout and lots of enthusiasm from everyone.

Chris Evans was there too broadcasting live, he announced the winners of the BBC Radio 2 story writing competition which I helped judge, congratulations to all the winners, and check them out here.

Back in London, I had a great few days with HarperCollins planning future projects. At the end of the week the Stoke Newington Festval was also a success, the childrens festival being in its first year. Thanks to everyone who came for their patience. Afterwards, I was lucky enough then to get a tour of Mr Bingos sudio and spend some time comparing handwriting.

So for now I'm back in my studio getting stuck into all those things I've put on hold, 38 deg in NYC! I'd better get the AC put in.