March 23rd, 2011

booktrust best new illustrators award

A huge congratulation to fab friend and Fleece Station founder Viviane Schwarz for being one of ten people to win Booktrust's Best New Illustrator award last night! You can read the full list of winners and read about them on the Booktrust website here. Thanks to John Huddy at the Illustration Cupboard for hosting the sparkling evening.

Polly Dunbar, Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz, Emily Gravett, Anthony Browne

You can see a bunch of their illustrations and hear Children's Laureate Anthony Browne talk about the award over on the Guardian website.

Lauren Child (right) with another illustrator (can anyone remind me of her name?)

Ros Hickinson (first violinist for the English National Ballet who rushed in between performances of Swan Lake), Axel Sheffler, Axel's friend Nils

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whoo hoo! viv, joe & anthony on telly!

Following the last post about the Booktrust Best New Illustrator award night, Viviane Schwarz, Joe Berger and Anthony Browne were on BBC breakfast telly this morning! You can watch it here! (Although I'm not sure for how long, and if it's available internationally).

I only recently realised that not only did I sit next to Joe Berger at the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award ceremony, but he's the guy who makes Berger & Wyse, with Pascal Wyse for The Guardian! And funnily enough, I have one of his cartoons taped up on the side of my bookshelf, a foot away from where I sit at my computer, so I see it a lot.

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