Friday, 27 November 2015

Dinki - collected comics on Kindle!

Hello my friends! Just wanted to let you know that the Dinki comics collection is now available on Kindle as one bumper book featuring all 12 mini comics!

It's less than £2.50 for ALL 12 issues from the year of Dinki daily doodles 2013.

Grab it now on Kindle! If you need the app it works on all major platforms and devices!*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Monday, 16 November 2015

A Knight Before Christmas - OUT NOW on Kindle

My first children's picture rhyming book I wrote and illustrated is out now on Kindle.

Please check it out if you haven't seen it yet, if you don't have a kindle you can download the free kindle reader app for Windows/Mac and mobile devices:

Amazon Kindle - A Knight Before Christmas

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

V & A Children's Illustration awards

Author/publisher Christina Gabbitas (Poems and Pictures Ltd) has nominated the illustrations I did for her Children's Poetry books for a V & A award. You can read all about it on the official V&A website here:

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

NEW BOOK - Children's Poems Volume 3 - OUT NOW!

The third volume of Christina Gabbitas' poetry book is now out. I had great fun illustrating this and reading the children's poems. Please help to spread the word about this great book encouraging reading and writing for children!

Monday, 24 August 2015

New poetry book - cover illustration

Here's the final cover artwork for Christina Gabbitas poetry initiative volume 3.
This years topic is Exercise and Healthy Food and all the poems were written by children.

For more information regarding the annual children's initiative please visit

Monday, 22 June 2015

Putty CAD - new logo in top 20 Serif designs

In a strange turn of events my newest Putty CAD logo got throught to the final stages of the Serif Design contest!

To vote for the logo, all you need to do is visit the Facebook link and "LIKE" the image!

Please take 2 seconds to do so if you can!


Very much appreciated! ;) Ric

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Art competition - please vote for my Panda Cars game poster!

PLEASE VOTE: Panda Cars - poster for my upcoming game. by Ric Lumb - Serif Blog … #comp #win #serif #drawplus

If you could please lend your vote to my artwork it will really help! I'm trying to win the new version of Serif Drawplus, software which I use every day. It only takes a click to vote, no signup or anything needed! Many thanks in advance! ;) Ric

Friday, 29 May 2015

Children's Poems book wins TPBP Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author

The book Ric Lumb illustrated for Christina Gabbitas, Poems and Pictures Has won the TPBP Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author from The-Peoples-Book-Prize. Christina set up the children's poems initiative and invited school children to submit their own poems to appear in the book. The initiative creates around 50 new young authors every year who are thrilled to see their poems in print. Now in it's third year with a new book being released in the autumn.

CLONE ZOO - re-released on Google Play

CLONE ZOO is now available on Google Play for most Android Devices.

The game is currently Free To Play with absolutely no In-App-Purchases or Adverts.

Please download, rate and review the game while we work on getting the other games re-released along with new titles we've been working on!

Clone Zoo - Out now on Google Play

Programmed by Rich Hanson
GFX by Ric Lumb
(c) PuttyCAD

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Putty CAD games

I have set up a new Putty CAD google play account where we will be re-submitting the best of the Appy Times games along with some totally new ones!

The first two games announced this week are:

Panda Cars - An retro styled endurance racing game.

and Dinki Eggs - A match 3 puzzle game based on the "Dinki" comics by Ric

They will hopefully be submitted for general release on Google Play towards the end of the week and will be shown at the upcoming GA_MA_YO event in Leeds on Thursday.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Felicity Fly meets the Dragon Fruit and Friends - Book launch today!

The new book I illustrated is out today! "Felicity Fly meets the Dragon Fruit and Friends" Launching at WHSmiths, Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield. Go along and meet the author Christina Gabbitas and grab a copy of the book! For more information about the book and Christina's other works visit her websites: and

Please check out the schools poetry competition too:

Cartoon Indie Game Box Art Posters!

Fellow game devs, here are some of the posters I've made for our own and our friends games. Got a game of your own you'd like me to...