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Tag Archives: Clara Vulliamy

Clara Vulliamy: Can a tapir dance Flamenco? (what I love about being an illustrator)

Not long ago I looked at the blank piece of paper in front of me,     and asked myself, and I asked Twitter, ‘what do seven otters riding a … Continue reading

February 1, 2016

Book Birthday Interview: Elli Woollard Interviews Clara Vulliamy about DIXIE O’DAY AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE!

The Dixie O’Day books by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy are always such a delight, and Dixie O’Day and the Haunted House is no exception. The fourth book in the … Continue reading

September 25, 2015

Frocks, PJ’s and shoe shame by Clara Vulliamy

At a school author event once, I asked the children if they had any questions for me, expecting the usual ‘how many books have you made?’ sort of thing. A … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 5 Comments

Clara Vulliamy: Stationery

Stationery, what’s not to love… (apart from the fact that every time I have to look up whether it’s stationery or stationary. Such a rotten speller! Fortunate, then, that I … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Clara Vulliamy: School Visits

I want to fly the flag for author school visits. Certainly, they take us away from our precious time at our desks; they take time to prepare and time to … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

My biggest drawing blind spots by Clara Vulliamy

When I first started out as an illustrator I was phobic about drawing machines, any machine, making depicting modern life something of a challenge. Anything with metal and engines and … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: Dixie O’Day and the Great Diamond Robbery by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing mother and daughter team, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, to celebrate the release of DIXIE O’DAY AND THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY. After loving … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Planning and presenting a picture book in storyboard form by Clara Vulliamy

Of interest, I hope, to anyone thinking of both writing and illustrating a picture book… I’d like to show the first crucial stages of how I put together the story, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

A page from my sketchbook by Clara Vulliamy

The hundreds of sketchbooks I have filled over the years are very precious to me. Not because they are full of great work (they’re not), but because they are a … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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