Saturday, 16 January 2016

Beautiful Books!

"One Family"
By George Shannon and Blanca Gomez

"Last Stop on Market Street"
By Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

"Beastly Verse"
By Joohee Yoon

"Jemmy Button"
By Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali

"Les poings sur les iles"
By Elise Fontenaille and Violeta Lopiz

By Carson Ellis

Hello hello and a Happy New Year to you all!

I've been invited to give a talk as a visiting lecturer at Teesside University at the end of this month...bit nervous! My days have been filled with the feeding and cleaning of and day to day survival with our 2 little children for so long now that I've kind of forgotten the illustrator "me". It's going to be a bit of a task rifling through old work and trying to make it relevant and useful to illustration students. 

Putting together my inspiration and influences was easy peasy though, and brought me so much joy!
I thought I'd share a small selection of favourites from my bookshelf here. You can also find some more here, here, and here. I could go on and on about what I love about each book and illustrator but I thought it best to let the pictures do the talking.
Enjoy :)