Publisher: Boxer BooksPublciation date: 6th March 2012From the publisher:Every young child dreams of having a truly special friend. When a big blue mammoth knocks on the door of one small boy, a BIG adventure begins. But a mammoth is just too big for the home, the park and the town! But this surprise visitor is about to…See More
"Hi Algy, yes it's such a great course isn't it? We've seen Alexis Deacon twice this semester, I'm also a huge fan, his sketchbooks are amazing too, he's a great tutor. We also had a talk from Oliver Jeffers in the first…"
I received an MA in children’s book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge School of Art in 2007 and had my first picture book published in 2008. My work has been short listed for some prizes (Read it Again, Norfolk Libraries children’s book prize, the Macmillan prize and the Roald Dahl Funny prize) and has been published in six countries. I usually illustrate with graphite stick and watercolour.
I live in London with my partner and our two small children and have a day job as a financial journalist on the Investors Chronicle magazine.
What are you working on at the moment?
Too much (and all at the planning stage!): several picture book ideas, texts for reformulated fairy tales, a kindle picture book and a novelty book.
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
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Hi Algy, yes it's such a great course isn't it? We've seen Alexis Deacon twice this semester, I'm also a huge fan, his sketchbooks are amazing too, he's a great tutor. We also had a talk from Oliver Jeffers in the first week, he was very funny and inspirational. John Lawrence and James Mayhew have both given presentations and Quentin Blake gave a lecture at the uni a couple of weeks ago!!
I just found out that I was one of the winners for this yrs Undiscovered Voices competition so I'm having a very exciting day! Julia :)
Lovely illustrations Algy. I noticed you are working on a kindle picture book, is this for a publisher or are you indie publishing it? My daughter Katherine and I are working together on material for the kindle and ipad (bit of a learning curve!) and I wondered whether you were coming to the conference as a few of us are getting together for a chat about epublishing at the Friday night meal. Would you like to join us?
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