Interview: Matthew the Horse, Illustrator

“I believe skilful, uninhibited, performative drawing should be able make manifest the artist’s true self.”

May 10, 2017

Interview: Amy Veried, Junior Agent

“There’s some amazing paper engineering that goes into picture books, which makes them very exciting.”

May 5, 2017

Interview: Sonny Ross, Illustrator

“Some of my strongest techniques came about through just drawing in bed.”

May 2, 2017

Welcome to our new mentees and mentors

Illustrators from a wide range of nationalities, career stages, and skills to design their first (and in some cases second!) picture book.

February 6, 2017

Picture Hooks receives Creative Scotland & National Lottery funding

Creative Scotland National Lottery Funding helps Picture Hooks mentor aspiring illustrators for another year.

November 30, 2016

Picture Books & Design at Book Week Scotland

Illustrators and readers alike get a look-in at picture book events for Book Week Scotland.

October 30, 2016

Visual Literacy in the Classroom

Aurelie Norman explains how pictures can teach school pupils basic literacy skills.

September 26, 2016

Meet the Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek

Kasia Matyjaszek talks about her rise as an illustrator since taking part in Picture Hooks.

August 22, 2016

Picture Hooks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh Book Festival is not only about the written word – there is plenty in store for picture book fans and illustrators too.

August 3, 2016
Tags: Illustration

5 reasons to apply for the Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme 2016

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.

April 18, 2016