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Illustration by Laura Clark

Picture Hooks Conference 2017 with Association of Illustrators and Manchester School of Art

Picture Hooks presents its annual conference for illustrators, now in its fourth year, with the The Association of Illustrators and Manchester School of Art.

This is a great opportunity for emerging illustrators and graduates to get an insider’s view into the picture book industry and other commercial opportunities, with illuminating talks from leading publishing experts and agents.

We are joined this year by Tessa Strickland, the co-founder of Barefoot Books, and Tiffany Leeson, the Creative Director of Egmont Publishing.

Illustrator Robert Hunter will be joined by Zoe Aubugeau-Williams of Nobrow Press to talk about Robert’s hugely successful career in print and moving image. Rob will focus on the vital relationship between agent, illustrator and publisher, as well as the importance of promotion. This discursive session will allow for questions from the floor and is an ideal moment to get practical tips along side inspiration!

The AOI will present a special edition of the hugely popular series AOI Discusses: Making More Money with Amy Veried (agent at Handsome Frank) plus illustrators Matthew the Horse and Sonny Ross. They will share their experiences and offer practical tips around contracts, negotiation and the awkwardness of pricing your work, with lots of time for Q&A.

Further speakers to be confirmed!

Lunch will be provided at the venue, but please note that it is not included in the ticket price.

IF YOU PURCHASE AN AOI MEMBER OR STUDENT TICKET, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING PROOF OF ID (E.G. STUDENT CARD, RECEIPT FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE) TO THE EVENT. IF YOU DO NOT BRING PROOF OF ID, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE FOR GENERAL ADMISSION.

 

Speed dating for illustrators

Get matched with your dream publisher and show them your best work. This is a unique opportunity to meet a range of picture book publishers and agents from across the UK all in one room in Scotland.

Apply to show off your illustrations at the launch of our Picture Hooks Exhibition on 26th October 2017 in Edinburgh. This will be a fast-paced afternoon, taking place in the National Gallery of Scotland. Up to 10 talented illustrators will be given the chance to present their work in regular 10 minute sessions to 12 different publishing experts, who will give their professional opinion on your portfolio.

To apply, please send three samples of your work to submissionspicturehooks@gmail.com by 15th September 2017. The images should show:

  • Good development of character
  • Suitability for the picture book market

We will aim to select our winning illustrators by 29th September 2017.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email infopicturehooks@gmail.com.

In the meantime, keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and Twitter for announcements about other opportunities for emerging illustrators!

 

Upcoming Masterclasses

There are no masterclasses planned at this time. Check this page or sign up to our mailing list to get up-to-date information on masterclasses and workshops.