Welcome to the site of Sian Pattenden, writer and illustrator.
NEWS: My kids book The Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act has just been shortlisted for the Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Awards in March. Wooh. If you are a school or similarly reputable establishment and would like to book an author visit see the Author Events page, click here.
The Kentishtowner papery edition featured my Cultural Map on the front page in 2013. You can – yes – buy a limited edition print of the map here, in a bigger format, A2 size, for £65. Printed in full colour on high quality Hannemuhle art paper, the map includes KT and Camden hotspots, shops n arty stuff to do. There’s also some local characters on there and pubs.
These will be dispatched within 7 days of order. Quick – they are fast running out.
I also take on bespoke commissions – if you would like a specially commissioned North London map – choose your area, your local haunts, various types of cat etc. Please use the contact form to get in touch.
Beautiful limited edition art prints are also available, taken from the album artwork for Luke Haines’ Rock N Roll Animals. Please go to the raw art site for details.
The Rock N Roll Animals animated video is below.
THE RAW ART SHOP
If you like your Art raw, and at extremely competitive prices, come to the shop! Latest pics: Nick Cave, Throbbing Gristle, Lou Reed and er, Dame David David David Bowie. Please feel to browse round the Internet store at your leisure – click on the painting or mug above to enter.
The new Magical Peppers book, the third in the series, is out NOW.
Click the jacket design to go to the Amazon page or use your infinite powers to memorise it and find it in a local bookshop. Or a local library. Or to redraw it in pens and special inks for submission to a grand Art prize, the likelihood being that you are going to win £££££$$$$$$$$££££££. Oh yes.
Click to access the Peppers mini-site: the-peppers.co.uk.
AGATHA BILKE BOOKS:
If you are still keen on Agatha Bilke, and all her horridness, here is the Agatha Bilke mini site about the famous series of books for 8-12 year olds, written and illustrated by Sian.
If you would like to buy any signed kids books for £5.99 plus £1 P&P please get in touch via the “contact” page and I can arrange that, pronto.
Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead - is an anthology of rock interviews by Neil Strauss, illustrated by me, out now.
Click here for Amazon information. Click Flickr logo below to see the portraits:
The Brilliant! Tragic! comic by the incrediboom punk acers Art Brut is out now! Yes, it is true.
It features comic art about every song on the B! T! album, by the likes of Jeff Lemire and Jamie McKelvie and loads more. It also features a plasticine Eddie Argos going into space by me. The comic is available from all good shops and online here. This is a tiny morsel of wot I did: