I'd just like to unveil the cover for the sequel to Marmaduke Duck - I finished it just before I came to NZ, in time to bring the painting over with me and deliver it into the hot little hands of the fine folk at Scholastic in Auckland. Here are some of my rough ideas for the cover - you can probably tell Marmaduke and Bernadette have a fairly rocky relationship - and the cover that Scholastic finally chose. Why do you think they picked that idea? Which one would YOU have chosen?

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This one was MY favourite, actually.

This one was MY favourite, actually.

This was the idea that the publishers decided to go with in the end.

This was the idea that the publishers decided to go with in the end.

And here (drumroll please....) is the finished thing. 

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