Illustration by Laura Clark
Picture Hooks Conference 2017 with 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.
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