The one to watch: Interview with Coco Lom

Illustrator, muralist and AOI Member Coco Lom has been recently interviewed by our friends and insurance company Williamson Carson, as part of their online journal articles. Titled “The one to watch: Coco Lom’s joyful & colourful art and photography is making waves”, we share an excerpt of the piece.

WIA2020 continues to tour in Shanghai!

We are delighted that the winning and highly commended projects from the World Illustration Awards 2020 competition continue to tour China courtesy of the Shenzhen Illustration Association. The tour has..

Eileen Browne’s Choice

Author and Illustrator Eileen shares newly updated list, which compiles children’s books promoting Diversity and Inclusivity.

Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today. The five books couldn’t be more different in illustration style but, countering our experiences of the past year, find creative ways to portray love and friendship, security and comfort to the very young.

PICTOPLASMA 2021 – Physical and online

This year, Pictoplasma welcomes all character design pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts for a very special double-whopper hybrid edition – a 4-day summer conference in Berlin in August and a 2-day global online fest in September.

WIA2020 on tour in China!

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Shenzhen Illustration Association to tour the winning and highly commended projects from the World Illustration Awards 2020 competition! The exhibition is..

Thought Bubble Festival 2021

Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic art festival has announced this years’ event will take place between the 8th – 14th November 2021. Following a successful move to a digital event in 2020, the festival organisers hope to be able to return to a physical convention by Autumn 2021.

Longlist Announced for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize

The longlist for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today. Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and an influential figure in picture books.

PAYBACK 2021 open

Payback is a scheme which pays artists annually when their artworks have been published in UK books, magazines or on TV.

The Illustrator’s Ninja Guide

Most illustrators are freelance professionals. And freelance creative artists are mini-companies. So this Guide has been created to help deal with the business situations illustrators face. Be ninja!

WIA2021 Call for Entries now open!

World Illustration Awards 2021: Celebrating Great Illustration!The World Illustration Awards showcase the great work being made by illustrators all over the world today.In 2021, we will especially celebrate the resilience..

Bush Hollyhead

Illustrator and tutor Bush Holyhead recently died. Bush was a successful, influential illustrator from the late 1970s onwards, teaching many illustrators through the 1980s.

Winter self-employed support to double

From 5 November 2020 payments under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will increase from 40% to 80% of trading profits between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021

WIA2020 Awards Announcement: Cross-Category Awards

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Cross Category Awards! Announced by Derek Brazell and Rachel Hill from The AOI, Elizabeth Owen of the Directory of Illustration, Alice Ball of the Society of Artists Agents, and Jyni Ong of It’s Nice That!