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 drop in experience where members of the public are free to come and see three illustrators in their work environment. People are invited to come along, see how they work, what they do, ask questions and if it takes their fancy, take part in some drawing. Alongside Bristol illustrator Lauren Tobia, two of FMI's illustrators will be taking part, Sean Julian and Donough O' Malley. See the above flyer for all the details and we hope that you can come along!
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 Dolan's 'Weasels' has made it on. Having made it to the finalists for the Roald Dahl prize, it seems that these weasels are indeed hell bent on world domination. Elys is in good company with the likes of Jon Klassen, Oliver Jeffers and Julia Donaldson also making the longlist. The shortlist is announced is announced in March, with the winners announced in June. We are keeping are furry fingers crossed for these wonderful weasels!