I've been looking for something to top this post, but this is the only football illustration I can remember doing, from Spook School (they are ghost children, which is why the ball goes straight through him).
Anyway, I spent yesterday in Port Vale FC Stadium in Stoke on Trent. I wasn't playing football though, I was storytelling, in one of the premier boxes in the stadium, with an amazing view over the ground! It was a bit different to normal in other ways too: I was part of a 2-day extravaganza, offering all sorts of advice and free goodies to the local community.
My role was to encourage families to share stories with young children and, to help follow through, the organisers, the Children's & Young People's Services, gave one of my books free to every single child that attended. Isn't that brilliant!? I signed well over 400 books. Extraordinary.
The event was also to promote healthy eating, so there was loads of free food too. They were giving away all kinds of fruit, and even had a free smoothie bar! I'd had a bit of an early start to get there so, when I arrived, I was presented with a delicious muesli and yogurt breakfast, with peaches and honey - scrummy!
By the way, these pencil sketches are people on the train there and back. I did a few more, but it was a bit frustrating - people kept moving half way through. How selfish!