Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Chocolate Jesus


  1. Pam
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

  2. Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink


  3. Johnny Mathis
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, Mike.

    And thanks for the publicity.

  4. Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, Mike and Caz. After part 2 it would have been an anticlimax had he not been born in the ambulance!

  5. Posted December 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Yay! congratulations!

  6. Mike
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Thank you everyone.

    Special thanks to Johnny — see you on the golf course.

  7. Carrie
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Phew – I can breath again! Whoops and cheers at your good news x

  8. Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh – meant to ask – was he born on Christmas Day? The title of Part 3 seems to suggest that.

  9. Kath Corbett
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Congratulations! I’m so glad I didn’t see this until today when I could read all 3 episodes – I could not have stood the suspense! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that he sleeps well.
    Happy New Year to you all, and thanks for all the pleasure you give me with your blog.
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  10. Jenni Bradbury
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    …and the toothache??

  11. Reg Thompson
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 1:06 am | Permalink


  12. Mike
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Halfie — no, he wasn’t born on Christmas Day (un)fortunately. The due date was 24th but he was born exactly a week early, just like Rowan in fact. I couldn’t resist using Chocolate Jesus as the title as it’s the title of a Tom Waits song. The midwife really did think it was the chocolate that did it.

    Kath — so far (touch wood) he’s sleeping quite well. I don’t know how we would’ve coped otherwise.

    Jenni — I had the toothache for a few days but it went on its own, thanks for asking!

    Carrie and Reg — thanks!

  13. Caz
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad your toothache has gone… I thought you’d gone fairly quiet about it! xx

  14. Ann
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to you both, absolutely brilliant news. Toothache is so awful……
    Seriously, I’m delighted to hear your news. Any names yet??? I know Rowan took a while to reach one way and another!
    Author and 2nd time father in one year, way to go Mike. Caz is certainly going to have her work cut out keeping your head it’s proper size for a bit.
    Happy New Year to all four of you


  15. Posted January 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant news Mike, congratulations to you, Caz and big brother Rowan. xxx

  16. Posted January 3, 2012 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, how cool is that? Congratulations.

  17. Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful and congratulations to your whole family! (and thanks for sharing, you’ve brought tears to my eyes)