A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Tag Archives: Illustrating

Bethany Straker: What I love about Illustrating

When I was a child, my favourite part of the day was after dinner, when horrible school was forgotten, and I could run up to my room and start drawing. … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Between The Lines – Why I Love Being An Illustrator

(It’s more than tea and pens…or is it?!) Being an illustrator is great. It’s surreal. It’s something i’ve wanted for a very, very long time. I always knew I wanted … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

Bethany Straker – How I draw an Evolving Character: Zombie Cat

Zombie Cat: The Tale of A Decomposing Kitty was published in 2012. It was my first book, and I’ve enjoyed looking back on it this week to talk about how … Continue reading

July 13, 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

Happy Book Birthday to Ged Adamson and MEET THE MCKAWS!

Meet the McKaws by Ged Adamson Captain Stan and Tiny McKaw are rough-and-tumble pirates. Whether it’s searching for treasure or battling on the high seas, this adventurous duo is up … Continue reading

January 22, 2015

Achieving A Good Work/Life Balance as a Freelance Illustrator (Or At Least Trying to!)

The concept of achieving a good Work / Life balance has always felt difficult for me even before working freelance. I think a lot of it has to do with … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Happy Book Birthday to The Funny Bunny Fly by Bethany Straker

Something doesn’t smell right at Mr. Abel Throppe’s bakery. Eighteen customers are sick, and they’re blaming it on his pie! What could have caused this awful epidemic? It seems a … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

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