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Plymouth Illustration Symposium

22nd November 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jill Craigie lecture theatre 13:00 – 17:00 22 November 2017

This symposium coincides with the launch of the second edition of Becoming a Successful Illustrator (Bloomsbury, 2017) by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies, Associate Professor of Illustration, Plymouth University. It will feature artists from the best-selling book, talking about their practise across a breadth of contexts, including children’s publishing, games design, comic books, concept art, editorial and printmaking formats.


There will be an opportunity to ask the illustrators questions during the event.


13:00 Introduction Jo Davies author, and Ashley Potter Programme Leader of Illustration, Plymouth University.

13:05 Viv Schwartz

Viv is a writer and illustrator of books, mostly for children. She is published internationally and her work can be seen in award- winning picture books, comics, craft books and interactive books. She also invents games.

13:45 Tom Jay

Tom is an award-winning illustrator with a background in printmaking and a love of mid-century design. He is successful across many areas of illustration.

14:30 Badger Tracks

Badger is a Concept Artist and Designer who has worked on award winning games across PC, Mobile and Consoles, Advertising and Film.


15:30 Panel Q&A

16:15 Andrea D’Aquino

Andrea is a New York based Illustrator and ex-art director. She has always resisted labels like art director, illustrator, graphic designer and finds herself happiest straddling the line between all those areas of practice.

17:00 Close


Booking info here

Tickets £10 per person

See a sampler of Becoming A Successful Illustrator here


22nd November 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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