Category Archives: Olivia Lomenech Gill

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Fantastic Beasts – on BBC Countryfile

Olivia Lomenech Gill was interviewed by the BBC programme Countryfile for the “Autumn Special”. Her she is, talking about her work in general but also about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Start at 13.18 minutes.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I understand that J K Rowling quickly assembled the book we know as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a generous way of raising funds for Comic Relief. It was initially¬†a relatively modest book but with the addition … Continue reading

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The Graphorn at the British Library

Two pieces of Olivia Lomenech Gill’s work for the new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them will also be included in the exhibition opening at the British Library today. This very handsome Graphorn (above) and also her … Continue reading

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Olivia Lomenech Gill’s unicorn

The Harry Potter website, “The Leaky Cauldron” has released more from the forthcoming edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, illustrated by Olivia. You can see more on Olivia and her other work here.

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Harry Potter Preview

Today we’ll be gathering at Bloomsbury HQ with publishers, librarians and booksellers to display the work of Jim Kay in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and of Olivia Lomenech Gill in the illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Here is Puck. Olivia Lomenech Gill has jumped straight from her work on Fantastic Beasts to a new stunning exhibition of work inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show opens at Sandhill, in Aldeburgh, on 12th June 2017 and … Continue reading

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Olivia Lomenech Gill will be at the fair to meet potential copublishers of the book of Fantastic beasts commissioned by Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Here is her “Clabbert” which was used at the London Book Fair.

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Fantastic Beasts at the LBF

Watch out if you’re going to the London Book Fair this week. Olivia Lomenech Gill’s work for Fantastic Beasts has been displayed on the Bloomsbury stand. Here is the Chimaera and the Occamy. The book will be published in November.

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Saltire Society Book of the Year

Many congratulations to Kathleen Jamie whose book, The Bonniest Companie, has won the 2016 award. I’m sure the cover, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill, played a part in that. Here it is, in Creative Scotland. Wonderful for the prize to … Continue reading

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Olivia Lomenech Gill at Seven Stories

Olivia has a new exhibition at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, in Newcastle. Michael Morpurgo has donated his archive to the centre, and this current show is to celebrate that gift. It includes Olivia’s War Horse Concert … Continue reading

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