The new Children's Laureate is an author-illustrator who wants everybody to draw.
Chris Riddell, 'The Sleeper and thee Spindle', 'Goth Girl and the Ghost Mouse', 'Mr Underbed' and also The Observer's political cartoonist, is the new Children's Laureate.
Riddell has announced his intentions to get everybody to discover the fun and therapeutic power of drawing.
He will post an illustration a day, promote libraries and run impromptu drawing workshops at Waterstones stores.
He donned a Zorro-style mask and dubbed himself 'The Doodler' a Batman style champion of artistic ambition and visual literacy.
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