Granny O’Grimm

“Ireland’s Bitterest Granny” is up for an Academy Award.

I was browsing through this year’s nominations for Best Animated Short Film and came across Brown Bag FilmsGranny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. Two Irish animation studios have work nominated in the Animation categories this year, which is pretty good – the other is for hand-drawn […]

By |February 26th, 2010|Inspirations|Comments Off on Granny O’Grimm

SCBWI Scotland presents Catherine Rayner

On March 25, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Scotland is hosting award-winning author-illustrator, Catherine Rayner, in a day-long master class on illustrating children’s picture books.

If you are interested, click here for more information.

By |February 22nd, 2010|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on SCBWI Scotland presents Catherine Rayner

Django Films: The Illusionist

Much anticipated new animation from Sylvain Chomet.

I absolutely loved Belleville Rendez-vous (as it is called in the UK), otherwise known as The Triplets of Belleville by amazing animator Sylvain Chomet and his flagship studio in Edinburgh, Django Films.

An article in today’s Glasgow Herald reports that Chomet’s new film, The Illusionist, is enchanting […]

By |February 17th, 2010|Inspirations|Comments Off on Django Films: The Illusionist

Book Illustration Fan Sites #3

The Art of the Bookplate

I have been thinking about illustrated bookplates this week. I have several for kids that you can download on my Fun page, and I have been thinking about designing more. So I thought I’d do a little research on bookplates and found this excellent blog, Bookplate Junkie. Like the […]

By |February 12th, 2010|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Book Illustration Fan Sites #3

Heroes of the Valley Book Trailer

I happened to come across this gem of a book trailer for Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud. The trailer was made by Leevi Lemmetty, who was one of three winners of the 2009 Bookseller Video Award.

By |February 3rd, 2010|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Heroes of the Valley Book Trailer