Picture Hooks 2018/19 Shortlistees

We’ll soon be announcing our fantastic mentors for the next round of our mentoring scheme, and you’ve already met our newest mentees. As we’ve mentioned, it was an incredibly strong year in terms of our applications and we are keen to let you know about the folk who were shortlisted during the process. So, here’s […]

December 7, 2018

Introducing our 2018/19 Picture Hooks Mentees

First of all thank you to everyone who applied for a place on our mentoring scheme. The standard was incredibly high, we enjoyed looking at all the submissions we received, and it was a tough job to whittle it down to a shortlist.   Our panel thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the shortlisted illustrators and hearing more about their […]

November 20, 2018

How to get your art to a publisher – Tessa Strickland, Barefoot Books

We recap Tessa Strickland’s advice on getting your work in front of a publisher, which she gave at the Picture Hooks Conference 2017.

June 5, 2017

Innovating in illustration – Robert Frank Hunter and Zoë Aubugeau-Williams, Nobrow

How do you set yourself apart from other illustrators? Robert Frank Hunter and his publisher Zoë Aubugeau-Williams discuss drawing techniques and innovative marketing.

Know Your Rights – AOI, Handsome Frank, Matthew the Horse, & Sonny Ross

The Association of Illustrators ended our conference with a panel discussion on knowing your rights, enforcing contracts, and getting paid.

From pitch to picture book – Tiffany Leeson, Egmont Books

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.

Hooks, lines, and pulp: Jonathan Gibbs introduces Picture Hooks

Neither pictures nor text are dominant. They are mutually dependent, more or less.

May 29, 2017

Interview: Tessa Strickland, Publisher

We talk to Tessa Strickland of Barefoot Books about her love for illustration and her career to date.

May 17, 2017

Interview: Tiffany Leeson, Creative Director

“When it comes to cover design, the answer is always inside the book.”

May 14, 2017

Interview: Zoë Aubugeau-Williams, Nobrow

“My job is to tell as many people as possible about the amazing work of talented illustrators.”

May 12, 2017