Together with Nancy Traversy, Tessa Strickland founded the award-winning independent children’s publishing house Barefoot Books in 1992 as part of a dream to live differently, moving away from a corporate London career to create a small business where… Read More
The work of London-based illustrator and animator, Robert Frank Hunter, sits between two worlds. He uses traditional drawing and print techniques to create images which whisper of folklore, deep magic and lost religions; but his illustrations are no… Read More
“When it comes to cover design, the answer is always inside the book.”
“I believe skilful, uninhibited, performative drawing should be able make manifest the artist’s true self.”
“There’s some amazing paper engineering that goes into picture books, which makes them very exciting.”
“Some of my strongest techniques came about through just drawing in bed.”
Illustrators from a wide range of nationalities, career stages, and skills to design their first (and in some cases second!) picture book.
We are so pleased to announce that Creative Scotland and the National Lottery will be providing financial backing for another two years of Picture Hooks. The support from these funding bodies will be invaluable in delivering our third mentoring… Read More
Illustrators and readers alike get a look-in at picture book events for Book Week Scotland.