This book could be a key resource for you if you’re a lover of the outdoors and have thought about brushing up on your practical skills for when we’re able to once again freely roam the world. Click to read the full review!

Should Illustrators work for free?

We all know we are in extraordinary times. But there are some things that don’t change. We need to look after ourselves. We need to work. We need to be paid.

Cancellation/Kill Fees and Coronavirus

We are aware that there may be an increase in the number of jobs that are cancelled due to the  unprecedented challenges businesses are facing at present. It is always..

Membership Fees

AOI Membership fees, and consultation fees will increase from 1 May 2020. This will not affect current membership, but will mean that if members purchase from 1 May onwards, they will pay the new fee.

2020 Klaus Flugge Prize Longlist announced

The longlist for the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced this week. Now in its fifth year, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration

Illustrator of the Month – February

Master of chill, Illustrator and Animator Joe Prytherch (aka Mason London) has built an impressive portfolio of seamless animated loops complimenting your favourite chill out tracks. Creating animations that work alongside contemporary jazz, and arcade game music – we’re excited to present as February’s Illustrator of the Month!

Payback 2020 opens

Payback 2020 has opened this week, and this year DACS has launched a brand-new website, making it easier than ever for illustrators to claim royalties.

How to work with brands

Driven by curiosity & led by culture, Sarah Williams believes that art has the power to inspire and engage audiences in new and unexpected ways. Having worked in advertising for..

Cressida Cowell is new Children’s Laureate

Author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon series and the Emily Brown picture books, Cressida Cowell, has been announced as the Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2019-2021.

Judith Kerr in Varoom

In a 2009 interview from Varoom magzine we celebrate Judith Kerr, who talks Mog, her then current work and of course, The Tiger Who Came To Tea – ‘We never thought of a Tiger as something ‘bitey’.’

The Directive on Copyright is an important piece of European Union legislation designed to modernise copyright for the digital age. Now passed, it will help ensure a fairer deal for those working in the creative sector. But what happens for the UK?

Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist announced

There are six outstanding debut picture books celebrating children’s imagination and potential, family love, and freedom of expression on the shortlist for the 2019 Klaus Flugge Prize.