Bren MacDibble

April 9, 2010

They’re at the Printers!

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And this is what the covers will look like…

There's No Such Thing, a Gigglers published by Blake Ed

There's No Such Thing

The Adventures of Zip Velocity, a Gigglers published by Blake Ed

The Adventures of Zip Velocity


February 8, 2010

Artwork for “No Such Thing”

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I’m extremely lucky to have Ritva Voutila illustrating my next story. Not only is her style wacky and fun but she’s brought the scenes alive. The skin tones, the movement, the colour, the sneaky alien tentacles that seem to be exploring everything tell their own story.

I’ve arranged for a sneak preview:

No Such Thing

No Such Thing - Copyright Blake Education

Pop over to and have a look at Ritva’s work.

November 1, 2009

Go Little Gecko Go!

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A couple more roughs of pages from Jan D’Silva for Go Go Gecko and your previewing pleasure:

(removed as book is now published)

If you want to see more of what Jan D’Silva is doing head over to the studio at Moving Ideas Animation

October 30, 2009

Anchovy Circus, coming to a field near you soon!

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Anchovy Circus is on the move! This is Connah’s rough of anchovies mashed together to make an elephant. Love this elephant!

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Remember, you can find Connah at and

October 12, 2009

Anchovy Circus… Roll Up! Roll Up!

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Who in their right mind would think up a circus made of dried anchovies?

Anchovy Circus… it’s the kind of story a mad person might dream up if they were sitting around one day putting random unrelated words together just to see if it would spark story ideas… oh, while we’re on the subject, do you have any thing for Cosmic Lobster? No?

Anyway, some odd person made up a story called Anchovy Circus, and some extremely farsighted publisher thought it was a good idea and challenged a very talented illustrator to make the story come alive.

Connah Brecon is doing sensational things with anchovies and characters and I hope he’s not cursing the storyline too much. It’s about a boy who doesn’t like anchovies and hides them under his bed, then he notices that as they dry out, they twist and stick together into strange shapes, strange animal shapes… so he makes a circus out of them… after that, things really get wacky.

Connah has very kindly lent me a few roughs to show you:

(Removed as book is now published)

If you like his funky style as much as I do, check out
and you can buy some of his artwork at

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