Category Archives: illustrations

Pop-up Beard Book

       If you like beards and pop-up books and have young children, then this is the workshop for you. Make your own beard-themed pop-up creation in my next hands-on, half-term workshop at the Florence Nightingale Museum. For my return … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

As part of CO Awareness week last November, I was one of six illustrators asked to re-interpret drawings of the invisible CO monster by a group of young children. We were given the freedom to eloborate but without radically departing from the basic design – it … Continue reading

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Time Machine Tutorial

For those who couldn’t make it to my recent workshop at Imagine Festival of the Arts in Sutton, here’s a video tutorial for the pop-up time machine. It comes in two parts: how to draw the time machine and how to make the … Continue reading

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Spooky Ride

Happy Hallloween! Here’s a video of Spooky Ride, my first ever pop-up book, published by Tango Books way back in 2001. Spooky ride was the start of a long and fruitful relationship with Tango Books that still continues. The paper engineer for … Continue reading

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Park Theatre Exhibition

Given my work on two children’s theatre productions presented by Half Moon over the last 3 years it seems fitting that the current venue for my touring exhibition is also a theatre. Park Theatre in Finsbury park has kindly agreed to … Continue reading

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What I like about Illustration Friday is that it gives me the chance to revisit some of my past work. This week’s word is ‘Treasure’. The picture shows, what else, artwork from pop-up picture book no.2, Pirate Treasure Hunt, published … Continue reading

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IF Airborne

This week’s Illustration Friday word is Airborne – image shows details from one of the spreads in Professor Moles Machines (published Tango Books).

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The Poetry Joe Show

Looking forward to seeing Joe perform The Poetry Joe Show again at the Half Moon Theatre on Saturday (28th March). This is the show’s first performance under the Half Moon umbrella with more dates to follow. So grab your kiddies … Continue reading

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Pigeon paper scissors

‘Sketchbook’ piece – special request from one of my lot.

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Fairytale Colours

Read It Daddy!: Goldilocks – A Pop Up Book by John O'Leary (Tango Books) — John O'Leary (@N4John) October 13, 2014  

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