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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 6 days ago 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
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Spirit bears or Kermode bears are a variant on the North American black bear, they live in Canada, near to the Great Bear Rainforest. A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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I’m incredibly chuffed that Weasels has been chosen by School Library Journal in the US as one of their Best Books of 2014. It’s astonishing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Top hats off to Usborne Publishing for their beautiful new edition of A Christmas Carol. This is the second time I’ve worked with them on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret is a children’s novel, written by me D.D. Everest, and beautifully illustrated by James de la Rue. (The book... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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As you might be able to tell I was very happy to get my copy of my new book - Macbeth. I've been working on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Congratulations to Henning Löhlein: "Fish Food" (designed by Andy Mansfield / illustrated by Henning Löhlein, published by Templar) has won the Sheffield Baby Book Award... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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Bee Willey’s illustration for Macbeth opens our celebration of all things All Hallows’ Eve. Check out my Pumpkin fairy and others, part of a growing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Frances McKay Illustration
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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 Oct 20, 2014 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