The Edinburgh Book Festival is not only about the written word – there is plenty in store for picture book fans and illustrators too.
Nicki Field, Head of Illustration at Jelly London, talked to Picture Hooks Conference 2016 about becoming an exceptional illustrator.
Tessa Strickland advised a conference of budding illustrators on how to get their portfolio noticed by publishers.
We’ll be announcing the details of the 2016 Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme at our conference next week. Here’s former mentee, Jon Bishop, on 5 reasons to apply.
Working as an illustrator can be tough when you can’t see what goes on behind the publisher’s doors. We spoke to Arvind Shah, Mara van der Meer, and Clare Mills from Orchard Books about what they look for in an illustrator and what happens at their end once you’ve been commissioned.