Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014

ProCATsination, by Jion Sheibani

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Jion's Illustrator Showcase Gallery is here, She can be reached at
Click here for her personal website.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Keep it short! Pippa Goodhart’s Picture Book Author Masterclass

Kate Peridot

I jumped at the chance to meet Pippa Goodhart and listen to her words of wisdom at the recent SCBWI Author Masterclass on Writing Picture Books in London. My children love her book You Choose; it’s so well thumbed it’s fallen apart! You Choose is a concept book with just 220 words. The words are mostly page titles or captions around Nick Sharratt’s catalogue-style illustrations. In the Q&A session I asked Pippa how she pitched You Choose to publishers. “It wasn’t easy,” she replied. “The concept was rejected by nine publishers. If you believe in your idea you have to be persistent.” The book went on to become a bestseller.

Pitches and Pictures - Two Conference Competitions!

George Kirk & Loretta Schauer

Who wants to win feedback from a top industry professional?
You all do of course!
That is why the conference team are super excited to bring you not one, but two topppity top professionals to judge this year’s conference competitions (and you may not even have to attend to enter).

Read on to get your creative juices flowing over that competitive edge!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 21st October

Is there life after Amazon? Is your library the place to find love? Is Iggy Pop a fairy story? Is there any end to these rhetorical questions?

You'll have to read this week's Blog Break to find out...

Monday, 20 October 2014

Drawn to art

Gua Tewet, the tree of life, Borneo, Indonesia.
- an inspiration piece by  K. M. Lockwood