Axel Scheffler, the Hamburg-born illustrator – who has famously collaborated with the Julia Donaldson on The Gruffalo and other titles invited leading children’s illustrators from across the EU to create thought-provoking visions of Europe in response to Brexit.
Drawings for Europe brings together 17 illustrators for a project whose aim is to promote the strengths of the European community.
Axel Scheffler’s for the Drawings for Europe project
Let’s Stick Together by Patrick George
Scheffler says: “I strongly believe that it’s completely wrong to break the collaboration and the sense of togetherness in Europe, and that’s something I wanted to speak up about. I’m full of anger and sadness and disbelief about this whole mess. I came here as an EU citizen to study because it was possible, and over 35 years it has been my home. Now all that has been brought into question.”
See The Guardian report for more information