Sassy book is a bubblegum-hued explosion of colour


Mel Stringer combines the cute with the sassy

If one thing's going to cheer you up, it's definitely some cute illustrations. Mix that with a splash of sass and you'll get this adorable and inspiring new book from independent publishers Belly Kids. Created by Mel Stringer, the Australia based artist has produced some breathtaking backgrounds and colour-drenched characters.

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.