Two bloggers who know what they like.
Now here’s a gorgeous blog with a great title. (I’m going to make you click on the link to learn what it is. I think it’s worth the trip.) Its author, Will, is a connoiseur of beautiful historical illustrated books whose images he takes the time to post […]
I wonder whether most people regard Philip Pullman as an author and illustrator, picking up on the fact that he made the striking black and white images throughout the His Dark Materials trilogy.
If you visit Philip’s newly expanded website, you will be in no doubt of his illustrative talents. He has created a gallery […]
Another stunning book from artist and writer Shaun Tan
Maybe this week’s theme should be “My Heroes”, what with Nick Bantock yesterday and Shaun Tan today. Both gentlemen are certainly alchemists, creating lush worlds from the seemingly ordinary.
Today I have been swooning over Tales from Outer Suburbia
I was rearranging my studio bookshelf today and got caught up in my collection of Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine books. They are truly treasured art objects, stunning examples of paper construction, illustration and storytelling for grown-ups. If you are unfamiliar with the series, it began with Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
Friends often ask me whether I have read books on how to write for children and I have to confess that I have only read one, Pamela Cleaver’s Writing a Children’s Book: How to Write for Children and Get Published , which is concise […]
Ever since I was chomped by the writing bug, I have made it my business to attend as many author appearances and read as much children’s fiction as I can. It’s all part of acquainting myself with the writing side of the children’s and young adult book industry. And anything that involves venturing out of […]
In amongst all the emails I get suggesting I look at some wacky thing on YouTube, there is sometimes a link to something beautiful. This time it was a “book trailer” promoting Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess. Neil’s rich reading voice gives the trailer a lullaby feel […]