Kat the Neil Numberman Caricature


Kat the Swallowtail Butterfly © Neil Numberman

Kat the Swallowtail Butterfly

You may remember the caricature I won from Joey Fly illustrator, Neil Numberman, during #PiBoIdMo… Well it flew in recently – or rather, she did. Kat the Swallowtail Butterfly. Isn’t she great?

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See Aaron and Neil work as a team to create a buggy graphic novel here; https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/bug-makes-it-big-in-graphic-novels

Read my review of ‘Joey Fly Private Eye – Big Hairy Drama’ here; https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/joey-fly-private-eye-under-the-magnifying-glass

And now, I must fly… flutterBye!

Joey Fly Private Eye – Under the Magnifying Glass

Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman are a formidable duo in the buggy underworld. The creators of Joey Fly Private Eye wield the pen to create a buzzingly-good interplay of text and image in their second Joey Fly graphic novel, Joey Fly Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama.

With time beetling along until opening night, Proprietor of the Scarab Beetle Theatre, Director Harry Spyderson, is in a tangle of tarantula legs; Greta Divawing, leading lady in the much-anticipated Bugliacci, is missing! Joey Fly and his sidekick Sammy Stingtail are called in to crack the case. Continue reading


During PiBoIdMo in November, I met the author/illustrator duo, Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman – the creators of  Joey Fly Private Eye. (I’m actually quite looking forward to a caricature I won during PiBoIdMo – Neil’s buggy interpretation of me. :P)

Today it is my very great pleasure to welcome Neil and Aaron to my blog, where they will very clearly and cleverly demonstrate HOW they craft a graphic novel. Neil and Aaron are going to be buzzing around for a couple of days – and they have some goodies to share. Check back in tomorrow for free masks to download… AND… everyone who leaves a comment on this blog post goes into the running to WIN a personalised buggy caricature – by Neil. There will be one winner for every ten comments on the post. So stick around – look and learn – and leave your comment!

Fly past next week for my review of ‘Joey Fly Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama’.

For now though, it’s over to Aaron and Neil… (This is excellent!) Continue reading

Day Seven #PiBoIdMo

This month I am taking part in Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo). I have found these pressure/challenge writing situations are good for me, because I work to deadlines – and maximise the last minute!! PiBoIdMo is not a waste of time, play-around game. My week of picture books in May, and month of poetry every January, is rich with good writing.
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