It's that time of the year again when the great and good in British Illustration pop up in the A.O.I's 'IMAGES' annual. Judgement on number 36 is out soon, while IMAGES 35 recently had it's private view in London, where the various awards in different categories were dished out. Work to appear in the annual is jury selected, so not every Tom Dick and Harry can get in, and subsequently the standard is always high.
Well we are happy here at team FMI to say that we have had not just one, nor two, but three people manage to get into the hefty tome. And if that wasn't enough, some of them even got a number of illustrations into it.
Make no mistake there is a nice prize for the winner but the real beauty of it, as with all Illustration Rally's rallys, is that all entries will be posted on their blog. We'll also be featuring the winner, runners up and note worthy entries too!
This is about showcasing the good, the budding and the talented, showing new ideas and hopefully pushing the boundaries of children's book illustration for all to enjoy, including our industry following. Are you ready?
In a little departure from the norm, today I’m not reviewing a book, but rather a film, Eleanor’s Secret, directed by Dominique Monfery.
The reason why I’ve wanted to share Eleanor’s Secret with you is because it is a celebration of the joy of reading and a tribute to the power and magic of stories.
Seven year old Nat cannot yet read and is terribly disappointed when he discovers he has inherited his Aunt’s library. Although he adored having stories read to him by his Aunt, when Nat himself opens a book he almost drowns in a jumble of letters. Understandably Nat wants nothing to do with what makes him feel so uncomfortable.
Illustration Rally are extremely excited to announce their very first event! They are getting together with some really great artists and putting on something special for our great community, and you know it's gonna be good when there is live drawing, origami, cakes and zine making, where you can bind and customise your own zine with the work of some of the hottest illustrators around!
To see the line up of great artists involved and for more details visit Illustration Rally. Twitter hash tag #paintitmakeit