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This week I have illustrated Germany's biggest listings magazine cover. They do not usually use illustration for the cover, so it was a special honour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Occasionally I get a commission that makes me look up from my drawing board and think about the real world. Through dialogue, Penal Reform International... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Henning Löhlein gets up-close and personal with world-famous film star Shaun the Sheep, and, no doubt, has some gossip on Wallace and Gromit - but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Last month we wrote that Bee Willey would be running workshops at the Third Felixstowe Book Festival. Focusing on the Ladybird Books story of The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Allow me to introduce myself! I am Nicola Pontin, the newest addition to FMI. I am delighted to be represented by Frances and part of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Hot of the press: "What is swimming there?" will be available from 22nd June 2015. A book without words, following a submarine going from a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Bee Willey will be working for the Felixstowe Book Festival this month and will give mixed media illustration workshops in three schools to celebrate 100... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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The Unlikely Outlaws, written by Philip Ardagh, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones and published by Barrington Stoke has just been released. Here the brilliantly bearded Philip... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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"A luscious blend of cool blues and verdant greens lights up the pages of this poetic picture book, which traces the course of a river... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Hello everyone, As some of you may know, 3 of the illustration horses out of the Frances McKay stable, Henning Lohlein, Donough O’Malley and Sean... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Fattypuffs & Thinifers, written by Andre Maurois, published by The Bodley Head, London, 1968. Last month I heard the sad news that the great illustrator... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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A Scribble of Illustrators,2nd - 6th May 2015 Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA The children’s book illustrator - a species seldom seen... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Lisa Kahn Schnell writes about her new picture book published on 14 April by Charlesbridge Publishing. “Horseshoe crabs?!? Why did you want to write about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Irene Dickson Jane Eccles Jill Latter Algy Craig Hall The Christmas Rabbit, a story about the Easter Rabbit who helps Father Christmas out, and becomes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Jane Eccles #bckills #dontignorestagefour #thinkbeyondpink Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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A new book from Henning is looking good and is proving to be quite a spectacle. "The Cricket with Glasses", written by Bernd Penners, published... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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In the first of an occasional series featuring FMI illustrators, Rachel Boulton blogs about why, where and how she works. Q: What made you want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Funded by the Arts Council, and IpswichRecreate, “IPSWICH STORIES OLD AND NEW’ is an exciting creative workshop event in Ipswich’s Corn Exchange, taking place during... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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To mark the publication of their new book The Clockwork Dragon author Jonathan Emmett and FMI’s own illustrator Elys Dolan have written about the little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Author Shane Hegarty tells FMI about his hugely exciting debut from HarperCollins, illustrated by our own James de la Rue. A couple of years ago,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Last Autumn I was asked by Little Tiger Press to work on my 7th book with them, to add to their current range of Gift... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Don’t pick you nose Pinocchio! I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and are having a happy 2015 so far! I have been super busy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Rachel Boulton Jill Latter Festive jollity to everyone from Jane and her cat, Celeste. Jane Eccles Have a jolly Festive Season, and a fabulous happy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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I’ve recently trotted over the bridge of illustration to feed on the grass of young fiction. And to celebrate I thought I’d pass on some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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http://beewilley.tumblr.com/ Recipes from the Princesses' Pantry, for young and older Princesses . Quite a small format - one of those books you could easily have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration