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I am busily making things for a pre-Christmas sale as part of a small group of local artists and craftspeople in our market town in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Frances McKay Illustration
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Ever wondered how Donough O' Malley draws Jonathan Meres' 'The World of Norm'? Well now is your chance to find out over at the Guardian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Most illustrators have been using digital techniques for years of course, and whilst I frequently scan artwork and send digital files, it hadn’t really occurred... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Bee Willey is launching her new book project done in collaboration with a Clown Doctor friend called Dr. Fillie Fidget. Dr. Fidget writes and performs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Henning Löhlein's new book shows what might just happen if you don't buy your hamster a wheel. My latest book just got published in Germany... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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A is for anthropomorphism That is attributing human characteristics to things that are not human; and it happens a lot to animals in children’s stories.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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A pangolin Jane Eccles tackles some tricky customers, and comes out on top. I have set myself a challenge. In between jobs and whenever I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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The multi-talented Algy Craig Hall; illustrator, author and financial journalist, now shares his first acting role. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my latest book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Neil Price has some good news. Hi Guys, a book for which I have illustrated the cover has been selected by Booktrust for their 2014... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Jay Birks writes about a story of his own and incudes samples of work-in-progress; text yet to be added to the pictures. Great characterisation, Jay.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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How unlucky can a young lad get? By having a toilet of doom and some evil underpants! FMI illustrator Donough O' Malley shows us some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
World of Norm has it's first TV advert! Illustrated by FMI's Donough O' Malley, Norm makes his TV debut this week in the very first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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FMI has another great new talent joining the books this week. Irene Dickson introduces herself with some fabulous samples of her work. "I am so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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FMI is proud to introduce a new illustrator to the agency, Neil Price. Here, Neil tells us a little bit about himself and his work.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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With this year’s centenary in mind, last year I did a series of three books with Harcourt Education set in the trenches of the First... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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FMI Illustrator Donough O' Malley has a new book out this week, here he tells us a bit more about it. This Thursday sees the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Frances is very happy to announce that FMI Illustrator and good friend Elena Gomez has given birth to a baby boy, Jude. Both mother and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Author Cathy Farr shares her thoughts on the process of working with FMI illustrator Alan Marks on the interior illustrations of her book 'Moon Chase'.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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We have been very quiet here at FMI Towers of late, mainly due to a choc-a-block diary and with the likes of the Bologna Book... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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FMI illustrator Henning Lohlein has a new book out in the series about a gumshoe rabbit! Humphrey Hase, just published by Thienemann in Germany, is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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This weekend sees an illustration special take place at the Royal West Academy in Bristol. While workshops are taking place on Saturday, Sunday has a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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The longlist for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's book Award 2014 was released last week and FMI is very proud to see Elys... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Exciting news from Bee Willey as she will be taking part in the forthcoming 'Once upon A Time' exhibition organised by Colchester and Ipswich Museums.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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We hope 2014 is kicking off to a great start for you as it is for us at FMI. To start the year off in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Wishing you all a merry Christmas from here at Frances Mckay illustration. We are taking a break until the New Year but we will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Frances McKay Illustration