June 13th, 2015

happy birthday, raven girl!

Best birthday wishes to illustrators, printmaker, comics creator, letterpress crafts person and painter Audrey Niffenegger. Oh, and she also turns out the occasional fabulous novel!

I hear Raven Girl the ballet is coming back to the Royal Opera House in October, so be sure to snatch up tickets, it's one of the best ballets I've ever seen and so evocative of the original prints and story it's based on.

pictures mean business celebrates our new children's laureate!

The new appointment of Chris Riddell to the post of Children's Laureate means so many good things for illustrators and everyone who loves illustration! Not only is he hoping to get lots more people drawing - parents, as well as kids - but he's a big supporter of our #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign. Hurrah!

Here's an article by Charlotte Eyre in this week's edition of The Bookseller:

(You can read the rest of the article here. Thanks so much, Chris!!)

Here's a photo of me at the award ceremony with Chris's co-author Paul Stewart, who's worked with him on The Edge Chronicles. They're an awesome team and live just a few houses away from each other!

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