Book List: Childrens book illustrators
January 31, 2012
— Children's books month
Children’s book illustrators: In an hour long show about children’s book illustration, Alex Fitch talks to three generations of illustrators: David McKee, creator of Mr Benn, King Rollo and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant; Dave McKean, artist of graphic novels and picture books by Neil Gaiman, young adult books by David Almond, and Richard Dawkins’ first science book for children The Magic of Reality; and Jim Kay, illustrator of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls and Toby Forward’s Flaxfield Quartet of novels about dragons.
Also includes an extract from Dave McKean’s presentation of his work from The Magic of Reality at the book launch in Foyles, September 2011.
(Originally broadcast 31//01/12 on Resonance FM)
For more info about this podcast and a variety of other formats you can download / stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Random House titles by David McKee
Richard Dawkins / Dave McKean / Jim Kay websites
Info about The Illustration Cupboard / events at Foyles
If you enjoyed this show, why not try Mary and Bryan Talbot talking about their Joycean graphic novel Dotter of her father’s eyes
Orbital comics signing and exhibtion launch
To celebrate the release of Mary and Bryan Talbot’s long awaited Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, the Orbital Gallery will be hosting an exhibition with original artwork from the book from February 2 to March 2.
On February 3rd, the Talbots will come to Orbital for a signing, starting at 5pm.
8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
EDDIE CAMPBELL signing at Gosh! Comics, 6:30pm, Friday 3rd February
1, Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR / www.goshlondon.com
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus / Leicester Square
Storytelling for Comics and Graphic Novels course
You will learn about comic and graphic novel storytelling techniques, and how to create your own visual narrative. Everyone will end the course with one completed comic page, and the skills to continue their work for themselves. We will look at comic and graphic novel art styles, the use of text and images, the “grammar” of comic art, use of sound effects, abstraction, and styles. You provide a story from your own experience, or one you wish to adapt into the medium.
West Dean College, Chichester (Suitable for all levels)
2nd – 4th March 2012
Details here: http://www.westdean.org.uk
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