Here we are, January nearly finished already! I am illustrating a big book of Fairy Tales for the very young at the moment, being a bit of a hermit. I can't wait to show you how it's looking, but have to keep it under wraps for now... anyway, here are my five interesting titbits for illustrator types:
3. Are you going to The Bologna Children's Book Fair this year? It is a great place to get an inside look at the world of children's book publishing. We (my partner, Gerry Turley and I) were there last year and enjoyed this event celebrating the 65th anniversary of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award. You can see us in the audience if you look closely. This year we won't be there, but would have loved to see this: Fifty Years Of Illustrators
4. My podcast choice this month is this episode of Creative Playdate: Four Starts with an F for a Reason with Tom and Amanda Froese. They talk about Tom's illustration career, and the highs and lows of working from home with small children. Also, I have spoken about this before I am sure, but I find this book on audible very inspiring: On Writing by Stephens King.
5. Pictures and words can change the world: here's how to help save whales. Join in with Nicola Davies campaign #waveofwhales by sending your pictures and poems of whales and sending them to the Japanese Ambassador in London.