April 23rd, 2008

shiny stars at the big picture night

The Illustration Cupboard was heaving last night for The Big Picture awards ceremony. Once again, I had the excuse of being there as a Write Away reviewer, so I took some photos for its website. The event really was a who's who in what's happening right now in British children's book illustration, a lot of fun. I'll post my review when it goes up, but here are some sneak preview photos, and links to books reviewed on the Write Away site. Here's a link to the Longlist illustrators and some of their pictures. It was funny having everyone together like that, because there was a lot of mutual fan-dom going on.
Edit: (Here's the review!)


The Illustration Cupboard's John Huddy and Oliver Jeffers, unwrapping his shiny new sheriff badge


The Big Picture's top ten, left to right: Oliver Jeffers, Mini Grey, Lisa Evans, Emily Gravett, David Lucas, Vicky White, Catherine Rayner, Polly Dunbar and Joel Stewart (Alexis Deacon is missing in that shot)

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