black and white #2

black and white #2

daily blog     Today: drawing children, then and now. I love the vitality of contemporary life, but when it comes to classics – oh those scratchy grey woollen shorts and button-over shoes and homemade haircuts… when I...
black and white #1

black and white #1

daily blog     This week I’ll be sharing some of things I love to draw. Illustrating fiction in black and white is the greatest happiness. Because dress it up all you like and the deliciousness of colour notwithstanding,...
happy first day of spring!

happy first day of spring!

daily blog     After this wretched winter, too. Nothing says spring like a hare on a bike ride – and even if you can’t see inside you just know there’s egg and cress sandwiches on board.  ...
Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir

Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir

daily blog     Out now in paperback – in sunset-orange foil and it is SHINY!   http://claras.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_3606.m4v   Although people who know me might suspect that for my orange-y accents…     I...
McClusky’s birthday

McClusky’s birthday

books From Dotty Detective The Birthday Surprise: We don’t know when McClusky’s birthday is, because he’s a rescue dog, so each year he has THREE birthday parties (just in case he didn’t have enough...
Dotty Detective The Birthday Surprise

Dotty Detective The Birthday Surprise

books   Put on your party hats – Dot and the gang are back with a brand new story! Dot is hugely excited about her birthday (although not half as excited as their teacher Mr Dickens is about HIS). There are present lists to...