Pirate ship cake, ahoy!

March 21, 2009 by  
Filed under I made this!, podcast

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It’s my nephew’s first birthday party today, so I made him a pirate ship cake. It’s really most unhealthy, having not only a buttercream filling, but also three packs’ worth of chocolate fingers stuck all over it.

He won’t remember it when he’s older, so I’m posting it here for posterity.

An interview with Viviane Schwarz

January 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Interviews, podcast

I met up with Viviane Schwarz on Wednesday, and was lucky enough to see all her amazing sketchbooks and studies for There are Cats in this Book. Here are a few snaps, and at the bottom of the post you’ll find the interview. You can hear her talk all about the making of the book, how tricky it was trying to make it work, why she loves the Moomins, and we even get a few exciting hints at what we’ll see in the sequel!

Thanks so much to Viviane for letting me ask so many rambling questions!