Following the incredibly useful Agents Top Tips for Bologna, we asked for a publisher’s insight into how to use your time wisely. We approach our friends at Pan Macmillan for their tips for the Children’s Book Fair!

The statutory instrument for copyright and related rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit – which remains a possibility – was last week passed by both houses of parliament. It is expected to be signed into law shortly.

Talks on the EU Copyright Directive have completed with a compromise text and the European institutions now have to adopt the proposal. For the European Parliament, this is currently scheduled as a session on 27 March.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Agents Insight

Attending the Bologna Childrens Book Fair is exciting and sometimes slightly overwhelming, but with the right advice and planning you can make the most of it. Many Agents, both for artwork and literary/artwork attend Bologna, and we asked Penny from Holroyde Cartey and Steph from The Artworks for their top tips for the Childrens Book Fair.

The Bookseller Illustrator Showcase for Bologna 2019

The Bookseller Illustrators’ Showcase is happening once again at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, devoted to displaying the artwork of new, unrepresented illustrators in their daily Fair magazine.

Payback open for claims

Illustrators! Claim now for your share of £££s in royalties available for illustrators who have had their work published in UK books, magazines or shown on TV. It’s well worth it!

World Illustration Awards 2019 jury announced

The Association of Illustrators (AOI), in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration (DI), is delighted to announce the WIA2019 judging panel in full, including respected names from the industry including..

As the UK parliament prepares for the “meaningful vote” on the Government’s Brexit deal, the British Copyright Council looks at what the potential outcomes might mean for the creative sector.

Drawing Words: Exhibition highlights

The exhibition is curated by Lauren Child and commissioned by the British Council, and celebrates ten of the most inspiring contemporary British Children’s Book illustrators, including AOI member, Jill Calder.

AOI signatory to DACS trade agreement letter to PM

DACS has written to the Prime Minister on the negative impact of signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on the UK’s creative economy. AOI along with Association of Photographers and the Society of Authors are signatories.

Campaigning – CPTPP trade agreement would impact creators

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, one of our major trading partners, Government is considering signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). We have significant concerns over the CPTPP, especially where it relates to copyright.

AOI X Cachetejack

We’ve tasked the dynamic Cachetejack duo to bring a kick of colour to our new AOI leaflets. Have a glimpse at their excellent illustrations inside.

Interactive RAF graphic novel from Middlesex University

Chocks away!  Middlesex University students have collaborated with the Royal Airforce museum at Hendon airfield to produce an online interactive graphic novel relating the history of the airfield from the early 1900’s to the present day.

AOI Client Directories for 2018

Now updated for 2018, the three AOI Directories are available from the AOI Shop. Each directory contains contact details of clients who commission illustration in three areas: Advertising, Editorial and Publishing.

You may be aware that there is no copyright in an idea, only in the form the idea takes. If you have a brilliant idea for an illustration and someone..


Kick starting an awesome few days of illustration events in Dublin, is our all new business masterclass – essential for all image makers! An Evening Masterclass with the AOI –..