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from the 80s, & 90s, ( pre-internet) up to today

I have worked with many writers, poets and collectives, in the British Small Press. Since about 2010, when people were  self - publishing to the internet, I have continued to work with writers.

For several years recently I collaborated with an English teacher at a Northern Primary School to produce a large body of artwork used for creative writing in the classroom. We covered many well known stories (ie  Robin Hood ) and modern stories (ie David Walliam's ' The Boy in the Dress') This led to my doing cover art for several issues of  the NATE's subscription -only Teacher's magazine, Primary Matters.

Cover Art
Cover Art
Examples of cover art done for a variety of British Small Press mags between 1985 and 2005
Cat Boy
Cat Boy
This, with a few others of mine, appeared in issue 4 (and the last issue) of a high quality but sadly, short-lived SF magazine, 'Far Point', in May 1992.
'Another World', This was my own stationary logo back in the day.
CATCH,fantasy stories for young teens by Steve Bowkett. Crazy Horse Press, 2000. Cover illustration. Still available. See the link to Steve's site on my links page.
Belstarr, The Lost Toymaker by Wolf Hawk Writing, 2012. Still available on Amazon. Cover illustration plus b&w illustrations on every other page.
Iris Investigates, Wolf Hawk Writing, 2012. Still available on Amazon. Cover illustration.
Elaine May Smith's first Hurricane Hilda book. You might find on Amazon 2nd hand. Cover plus colour illustrations on every page. 2015 onwards.
Elaine May Smith's 2nd Hurricane Hilda book, same spec as book 1.
Elaine May Smith's 3rd Hurricane Hilda book Same spe as bks 1 & 2.
In 2018-19 these A4 books were discontinued and all 3 were condensed into an A5 booklet, which is still available on Amazon.
Some of the Hurricane Hilda cartoons. They do not reproduce well in the A5 booklet.
You can contact Elaine on twitter, facebook, wordpress Instagram etc.
A Primary Matters magazine cover from 2015 - Alice in Wonderland.
Church Cat. This was an illustration to an old writers mag called Bristol Broadsides, to a story about a real church cat who lived in St Mary Redcliffe Church.
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