Not only did we hike with Philip, he also brought his lively illustrator, Sarah McIntyre. We loved her, too! She stood out like a poppy in the grove with her bright colored clothes and funky red glasses. She really surprised me when I asked her to draw a picture in my journal and she drew me! Not only that, she took pictures of the postcards I painted and posted them on HER blog(click here). (mind you, my skills have not improved since kindergarten)
We also had lunch with them and were able to ask all kinds of questions. What was so interesting is that Philip talked about how he has to really make an effort to stay connected with the business people in writing and what a challenge it is when you live such a remote place as Dartmoor, England. Whereas, Sarah lives in London and often goes to parties with publishers, writers, and other illustrators. They make such a great team. We got a sneak-peak at their next book - Oliver and the Seawigs and Sara's hilarious "sea-monkey" drawings. You've got to visit their blogs and see their British Comic-Con promotion - Hilariousity! I can't wait until it comes out in the US!