"So I did, send you some nibs I mean, forgot about that!
Thanks for your encouragement, cross fingers!
I certainly do intend to take advantage of the writers and illustrators group, thanks for that...I'm sure it is invaluable, the feedback you…"
I write and illustrate picture books for children as well as illustrate for other areas of the creative industries.
What are you working on at the moment?
So far this year I've illustrated two books that I devised for Scholastic. I've also written and illustrated a re-working of The Elves and the Shoemaker, and written four short books, all for OUP. Next up I'm about to start illustrating a follow up to Dog Did It! for Piccadilly, and am keeping my fingers crossed that two big writing projects might come off. Plus I'm waiting to hear about the prospect of illustrating a book for an American client that I've done a sample spread for.
If you had to recommend just one children's book you've read in the last year, what would it be?
I was very impressed by Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book', and I enjoyed Janet Foxley's 'Muncle Trog'.
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
E-books are here to stay and offer some exciting possibilities as well as presenting some formidable challenges to how we think about books for small children.
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