We are proud to announce that our very own co-founder and trustee Vivian French has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award. Vivian is an Edinburgh-based author and educator, among her various other roles – she has been Children’s Writer-in-Residence at Edinburgh International Book Festival five times as well as a guest […]
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.
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.
We recap Tessa Strickland’s advice on getting your work in front of a publisher, which she gave at the Picture Hooks Conference 2017.
How do you set yourself apart from other illustrators? Robert Frank Hunter and his publisher Zoë Aubugeau-Williams discuss drawing techniques and innovative marketing.
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.
The Association of Illustrators ended our conference with a panel discussion on knowing your rights, enforcing contracts, and getting paid.
Neither pictures nor text are dominant. They are mutually dependent, more or less.