Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Olivia Lomenech Gill’s exhibition in Marlborough

Olivia has been invited by Marlborough College to show a body of work to commemorate the beginning of The Great War. This has great significance to the college as a total of 749 of their boys and men were lost … Continue reading

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Jim Kay and The Great War

Jim’s illustrations for The Great War, published by Walker Books, are beautifully evocative without being too hard-hitting. This book, designed by David McDougal, is full of stories by the best of children’s writers, a classic amongst the large amount of … Continue reading

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Grahame Baker Smith and the Kate Greenaway Medal

Grahame won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his book, FArTHER in 2011 and now he’s on the longlist for 2015 with his book, Winter’s Child, written by Angela McAllister. Congratulations to Grahame and to Templar Publishing, the publisher of both … Continue reading

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John Harris interview for Red Blue Shift

Vidal Palacios asks John Harris some questions and once again, they give John the chance to see his work from another perspective. The above images are “Loading” (left), a pastel sketch and “Firebird” which was produced for the cover of … Continue reading

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Paul Hess’s Pocket Fairy Tales

Paul Hess has illustrated two pop-out concertina books for Templar, The Sleeping Beauty (above) and Little Red Riding Hood. They’re beautifully designed by Andy Mansfield, and when you open up the whole concertina you can see one half of the … Continue reading

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Jim Kay at the British Library

We are delighted that the British Library have included the above print in their Gothic exhibition, Terror and Wonder where they cover the influence of Gothic imagery on 21st century fiction. This image is from A Monster Calls, by Patrick … Continue reading

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Terror and Wonder at the British Library

The new exhibition at the British Library is a collection of the Gothic, in the broadest sense of the word. It’s a wonderful show, and it includes one of Ian Miller‘s drawings from Gormenghast (above left). Signed giclee prints may … Continue reading

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Bugs wins the Children’s Choice

The 2014 Information Book Awards were presented yesterday at the Bath Festival and I’m very pleased to say that Bugs, illustrated by Jim Kay and written by George McGavin won the Children’s Choice in the age 7-12 category. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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