Filed under Illustrated Book Week

Interview with Jim Kay, illustrator.

Interview with Jim Kay, illustrator.

You may remember (unless you’re like me and a night’s sleep is a reset button) that on Monday I wrote a post called ‘Illustrated Britain’ that covered artists that illustrated the books that I grew up with and loved. Now we’ve come to end of the Illustrated Book Week, I thought it would be a … Continue reading

Friends with Boys- Faith Erin Hicks.

Friends with Boys- Faith Erin Hicks.

Synopsis from Goodreads. A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist! Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And … Continue reading

Blankets – Craig Thompson

Blankets – Craig Thompson

Synopsis from Goodreads. Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. “How … Continue reading

Illustrated Britain.

Illustrated Britain.

This is an art attack. This is an art attack. This is Art Attack. Those words have haunted me since I was seven. Every weekend I would mither my dad to go to Staples and bring me back some water colours, rolls of printing paper and, vital to every budding artist, some PVA glue. And … Continue reading

Illustrated Book Week: Introduction.

Illustrated Book Week: Introduction.

Like most young adults (although I think I left that bracket when I took my first Sambuca shot in university) in the UK, I grew up on books that were illustrated by Nick Sharratt and Quentin Blake. Out of every book that I read when I was a pre-teen the ones that I look back … Continue reading