Picture Hooks Illustrator of the Year

Congratulations to Kirsti Beautyman, Picture Hooks Illustrator for 2017. Kirsti was mentored by Helen Stephens (How to Hide a Lion, Fleabag).

And congratulations as well to all five of our illustrators for 2016/17. You can read more about all of them and find their portfolios here.

November 6, 2017

The end of 2017’s mentoring scheme – what next?

Now that this year’s cohort of mentees are finishing their work, we look forward to exhibitions, a tour, and some workshops at the Scottish National Gallery.

October 23, 2017

Innovating in illustration – Robert Frank Hunter and Zoë Aubugeau-Williams, Nobrow

How do you set yourself apart from other illustrators? Robert Frank Hunter and his publisher Zoë Aubugeau-Williams discuss drawing techniques and innovative marketing.

June 5, 2017

How to get your art to a publisher – Tessa Strickland, Barefoot Books

We recap Tessa Strickland’s advice on getting your work in front of a publisher, which she gave at the Picture Hooks Conference 2017.

Know Your Rights – AOI, Handsome Frank, Matthew the Horse, & Sonny Ross

The Association of Illustrators ended our conference with a panel discussion on knowing your rights, enforcing contracts, and getting paid.

From pitch to picture book – Tiffany Leeson, Egmont Books

Tiffany Leeson, Creative Director of Egmont Books, spoke to the Picture Hooks Conference 2017 about the process of turning an illustration into a picture book.

Hooks, lines, and pulp: Jonathan Gibbs introduces Picture Hooks

Neither pictures nor text are dominant. They are mutually dependent, more or less.

May 29, 2017

Interview: Tessa Strickland, Publisher

We talk to Tessa Strickland of Barefoot Books about her love for illustration and her career to date.

May 17, 2017

Interview: Robert Frank Hunter, Illustrator

Robert Frank Hunter tells us about the illustrators that inspire him and offers nuggets of advice to budding artists.

May 15, 2017

Interview: Tiffany Leeson, Creative Director

“When it comes to cover design, the answer is always inside the book.”

May 14, 2017