|The Calcio Storico festival in Florence, Italy|
Every issue the magazine runs a short nugget feature covering the weird and unusual things that happen around the world. Often they're very amusing subjects and a lot of fun to draw. However the drawings themselves are always gentle observations, not outright humour.
|Hong Kong - A ship-shaped department store|
Unlike my more detailed children's books, which are created on watercolour paper, for this kind of work I draw on a coated paper which results in a strong expressive pen line, a style I first developed for posters and other graphic work in Japan.
|A Hotel in France where guests can live like hamsters|
The drawings are scanned in, often assembled from several elements, cleaned up and then coloured digitally, sometimes using textures. I love the flexibility that this offers.
|A restaurant in an Italian prison, where inmates serve the customers|
I particularly enjoy this kind of work because it allows me to play around on the computer and explore graphic simplicity, though I don't regard myself as a "digital artist", everything still rests on a hand-crafted pen and ink drawing.
|A restaurant in China run entirely by robots|
|The latest issue talks about a Ski Festival of Witches in Switzerland|