Mike Smith (Illustrator)

Yearly Archives: 2011


Chocolate Jesus


Room at the inn patient


Johnny Mathis presents When a Child is Born


London Underground Diagram

Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch

Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch

A Tale of Greed, Financial Mismanagement and Rabbits

This was a children’s book I wrote at the end of 2009, when the collapse of the banks was big news. It went on to win the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, but never saw the light of day as a published book, partly because it was thought that the world financial turmoil would be ancient history by the time it reached print, after two years.

Well here we are, and it’s still big news, so it’s now available as an ebook, downloadable from the iBookstore. If you have an iPad then you might like to get it.

Here are a couple of pages to give you a flavour.

Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch page
Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch page


Fraternal fret chat


Cold comfort


Habit tat


Perry Pathetic

Phoenix Nigh

Phoenix Comic

Forgive me for putting in a quick shout for a new weekly comic that’s coming in January: The Phoenix. Well, Issue 1 swoops in on January 7th but there’s a free special taster Issue Zero right now, via a promotional code to be found in Waitrose Weekend magazine.

Marvellous reasons to get the comic:

  • It’s British
  • It’s quality
  • It doesn’t have plastic landfill stuck to the front
  • It’s original, ie. not a vehicle for some horrendous mega-corporate tat-selling enterprise
  • Kids will love it

Let’s start a British children’s comics renaissance right now!

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