Chicken Newspaper Summer 2104 Issue

Activities & Play, design, idea

We’ve invented a new job title. It echoes how we feel about the chicken newspaper project and tells all that this is more than just a project.

That title is Proud Publisher

Being the Proud Publisher of chicken! newspaper for children means that we have to deliver the best publication that we are able to assemble. Our pride is at stake!

The digital version of the chicken newspaper summer issue  is now live.

The printed issue is on its way and will be in schools in a few days.

There’s pride and excitement in our studio and no space for much else this weekend, so let me know of you like what you see.


Ones That Got Away

design, idea, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London


Illustration for The Weekly world Newspaper

An illustration for a satirical comment on Tiger Woods that never made it to publication. Digital on iPad



2011 Greetings

african, design, idea


Image © 2011 Chaz Maviyane Davies



Dream Time for Newspaper Readers

idea, illustration, Ken Wilson-Max, London, North London

Its dream time for newspapers! There is so much news that is interesting for a change that book publishers must be worried about losing sales over the Christmas period. From WikiLeaks to student riots, the last part of 2010 will be long remembered for being one the most eventful ends to a tough year ever. Well, maybe not ‘ever’; There was that December in 1640 when Portugal drove the Spanish out of their garrisons and gained independence…

It is an interesting time because it points to the future. The future of news, the future of Western civilisation,  democracy and of the other (the emerging markets, the developing world). Things are changing.

One  thought is that newspapers have been in decline because their content or the way it is delivered was quite stale and formulaic; in short, boring.  They are learning fast of late. The penny has finally dropped.   The internet is power. So is Television. Newspaper companies realised that he best way to survive is to have a hand in all three platforms. This months biggest stories work well on all three platforms.

Let’s hope the momentum can be sustained.

Metro Reader

fashion, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

Another reader

design, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London


design, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

One thing that public transport facilitates is reading (or drawing).  Readers of the buses and trains, I salute you!