21 August 2009

oliver jeffers...

...yesterday i went to a special event that was at the Waterstone's in Manchester Arndale Centre. Mister Oliver Jeffers was there, drawing pictures while a lady read from two of his books! he showed us all how to make a paper plane and then held a paper plane flying competition. he did a bit of book signing and so i took along my copy of The Great Paper Caper for him to sign and he drew me an owl. in return I gave him a pirate lion postcard and a bird and button print. i also got one of the pictures that he drew whilst the lady was reading! the afternoon was super cool and it was amazing to meet and speak with Mr Jeffers as is one of my all time top illustrators! what a great day. i was tempted to draw a lion on the board before he arrived as he was a tad late but i didn't dare. maybe next time.