Mr Coconut’s Fantastic Fabric Fantasy Kingdom at the Kemp Town Carnival’s Children Festival – 6 June 2015
Apologies for anyone who is not in Brighton and so nowhere near this festival... but we’re very excited that ourselves and Mr Coconut are going to be part of the... Read more
First Mr Coconut workshop, World Book Day 2015
So thanks to all your help with our Kickstarter almost a year ago, last week Catherine and I were able to run our very first Mr Coconut workshop was on... Read more
Can we use your lovely comments to help Mr Coconut catch a publisher's attention?
Hello Kickstarter backers,
So thanks to your all help kickstarting Mr Coconut's book out into the world, we now have Mr Coconut for sale in about six bookshops in Brighton... Read more
Mr Coconut meets his first school audience...
So just before Christmas Catherine and I took Mr Coconut along to a school to meet a proper audience for a reading of his book. The puppet Mr C sat... Read more
Mr Coconut is officially launched...
Thanks to everyone who Mr Coconut's book launch at the weekend... was very nice to meet actual readers of the book. We weren't completely sure they existed.
Selling a book... Read more
Official Mr Coconut book publication and launch tomorrow...
So even though you have all had copies of Mr Coconut's book (hopefully – let us know if your's has not arrived yet), the official publication and launch day is... Read more
The books arrive!
Mr Coconut's books are here. Finally made it through customs in Southampton and dumped unceremoniously in a big pallet outside the studio.
So now we have 1000 copies of the... Read more
Advance copies arrive... & our market stall book launch
So this is a day we’ve been waiting for in trepidation for a few weeks now. Our advance copies of the book have arrived. Here’s the package, not yet opened.... Read more
Mr Coconut book has gone to print...
So the last couple of weeks of the summer have been spent tweaking the last few bits and pieces of the book. I'm sure when anyone makes a book they... Read more
Studio visit #3
So last Friday we had the third of our studio visits from Kickstarter backers. This time from Chris’ parents, so naturally we roped them in to doing more than we... Read more
Studio visit #2
A few days ago we had the second studio visit from one of our backers, Stuart, himself a toymaker. Stuart helped us remake one of the landscapes for the book,... Read more
A short video of how we put one page's illustration together...
So as a slightly different update on the progress of the book we thought we’d make a short video of how we put one of the pages of the... Read more
A mistake with our mistakes
It was my intention to post a different kind of update on the book's progress this week: rather than just posting photographs of the progress of prop-making and photography we... Read more
Photography day #1
Today was a first day of photography for the many props that Catherine has been making in the last couple of weeks. From the storyboard plan of all the pages... Read more
Starting to properly make the book
Now that the Kickstarter is over and we’ve sat down for a couple of weeks, it’s struck us that we have to actually make a book. Not maybe making a... Read more
Some other projects we like...
So whilst Catherine and I start plans this week for the rest of the book, here's a couple of other Kickstarter children's projects that we like from two of our... Read more
Last day for Mr Coconut! Help! Plus extra reward added!
We didn't really think we'd be where we are now. In the last two days we've had an amazing £600 pledged. A big thanks to all of you. Rather than... Read more
'How Do I Feel About the End of My Kickstarter?'
So we’re almost there. Today’s the day we see whether Mr Coconut gets to sell himself in order to ensure we reach our Kickstarter target. But despite all the generous... Read more
Extra special Kickstarter reward added – own the original Mr Coconut…
We did not want it to come to this. But Mr Coconut is not very happy with us. (Here's him not looking very happy at our studio party last night.)... Read more
Shopping for a new face...
So this morning, despite a relaxing couple of days with his new pipe, we find Mr Coconut has disappeared... and then we receive this photograph sent to us via a... Read more
We’ve warned Mr Coconut about smoking but he just won’t listen. We’ve also tried to tell him that it’s a bit frowned upon nowadays for children’s books to contain characters... Read more
We were very disturbed to walk past our local fruit and veg shop yesterday, the very shop where we filmed the coconuts for the video, to find this poster in... Read more
Mr Coconut is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!
I just clicked on the our Kickstarter page and discovered that Mr Coconut's book is now a Staff Pick in Children's Books! Thank you Kickstarter!
We gave Mr C the... Read more
Starting to make the book...
So many thanks to all you lovely people who have already pledged towards the publication of the Mr Coconut book... and just to let you know that we're not sitting... Read more