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Monday, 13 June 2011
Open Talk: An Illustrator's Life For Me!
I sometimes get emails, asking if I ever do talks for adults that are open to the public. It's unfortunately not something I do that often (though I'm always happy to...), but this month I have been invited by The Friends of Harrogate Library and the Harrogate Children’s Book Group, to give a lecture: AN ILLUSTRATOR'S LIFE FOR ME!
It will be at Harrogate Library on Saturday 25th June 2011 from 2.45 - 3.45pm.
The lecture is about my work and the making of picture books. It follows the life of a book from the germ of an idea to the bookshop. I look at character development, the evolution of ideas, creating pastel artwork, pre and post-artwork design, production methods and publicity. I also look at some of the hilarious and frustrating effects of foreign markets.
And it's of course stuffed to bursting with illustrations (just like this similar talk I do, pitched at kids):
Tickets are £3.00 (HCBG members free). Please pre-bookthough, as they tell me places are limited.