Mike Smith (Illustrator)

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Quick Plug

Our MA Children’s Book Illustration graduation exhibition is in Foyles in London, 1st-10th February.

For more details see cambridgemashow.com.


If there were so many things I'd rather have been doing, why did I get nothing done?

To whom it may concern

Note to Blogshank’s regular readers (both of you!)

At some point I want to revamp this site, and changing the header might seem odd, but it is a temporary step until I’ve got time to make wholesale changes.

Currently anyone coming here might think I only draw cartoons in diaries. I think I still want to keep the blog on the front page, so I’ll need to change the surrounding stuff so it reflects the other work I am getting into, namely children’s book illustration.

Plus I need to move the site to another server, as I’m swamped by hundreds of spam comments every day that I can’t cope with. (Anyone want to buy a replica Rolex?)

So please bear with me if it all goes pear-shaped. Or pear with me if it all goes bear-shaped.




Poor Nigel Pargetter, he didn't look anything like the character I imagined.


Never play scrabble with a vet.