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The Little Universe, Episode 6

The Little Universe, Episode 6

My very deepest apologies for being so late with this episode. You know that pesky thing called ‘life’? Yeah, well that happened and I was powerless to resist it’s iron-strength jaws. On with the show… »

The Little Universe, episode 5

The Little Universe, episode 5

Only a small offering today. After all, you did have a whopper last episode, so that should still be sating your appetite. This episode is dedicated to Elyse’s little littlun’ Delaney. Happy 2nd birthday, Delaney! Let’s do this thing! »

The Little Universe, episode 4

The Little Universe, episode 4

Dedicated to Tula Violet Haywood, born 7th May 2012, and Elyse Anders, immortal 7th May 2012. Well, it’s the big day! It’s time for the Big Bang, and I have not two, not three, but FIVE pages of The Little Universe to offer today. As much as I would like to say it, this isn’t because I’m feeling extra generous or have a lot of time on my hands – the story just splits nicely... »

The Little Universe, episode 3

The Little Universe, episode 3

I wish I could say this episode has been inspired by the beauty of the Norwegian fjords, because I have just returned from them, and it is such a beautiful and inspiring place, but alas it has not. Despite that, it has been lovingly crafted with a woozy head, partly for spending the last 7 days on a very rocky boat, partly for consuming too many cocktails on said rocky boat. So, on with episode 3 ... »

The Little Universe, episode 2

The Little Universe, episode 2

It's time for episode 2 – hooray! Owing to the long Easter (zombie) weekend, I coped well finishing off this installment. But, as the story moves forward, and little Bep, Steve the rabbit, Goldie the cat and Amy the goldfish discover more about their little Universe, the artwork gets increasingly complex. I often have future visions of myself, around episode 15, up at 4am, trying to sha... »

The Little Universe, episode 1

The Little Universe, episode 1

So, I'm writing a children's book (hooray!), and I'm going to share it with you, page by page, over the course of a good many weeks, along with some background information you might find interesting. I love children's books, and I think they are important too. They are often the first means a child has of understanding the world around them – a world which they have not b... »

Tales from Pareidolia

Tales from Pareidolia

Good day, Labbers. I have a treat for you today in the form of a tantalising guest post from Stuart F Taylor. Stuart is the author of Tales from Pareidolia, an illustrated collection of original fairy tales inspired by skepticism and science. Stuart lovingly plucked two Mad Art Lab illustrators to contribute to the book, so we are very proud to hand the spotlight over to him for this post, where h... »

A Wheelie Good Cause

A Wheelie Good Cause

In my introductory post on Mad Art Lab, I briefly mentioned that I was training for a roller-skating marathon (that’s 26.2 miles) in August, and will be raising money for Simon’s Singh’s charity Sense About Science, specifically their Report Dodgy Science campaign that encourages the public to send in misleading claims and get involved in tackling them. Now the time is dawning ever closer, I’d lik... »

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