The Pocket Chaotic – review

A sweet story about breaking free from a parent, The Pocket Chaotic is a fun story with sprightly illustrations that is great to read out loud and may encourage little ones to explore new environments.

Varoom 41: Making Faces

Illustration has been used for centuries in the criminal justice system as an important tool. In the No Narrative issue of Varoom (issue 41), Katie McCurrach tracks the role of image-making in criminal identification from sketching to EvoFIT.

Varoom 41: Word Activism

In this excerpt from Varoom 41(No Narrative issue), Tristan Manco explains how Tano Veron’s typographic works stand out in today’s visually saturated society

Created by Members – March

Discover and enjoy a fantastic variety of high quality illustration work. We proudly bring you a selection of great projects created by our members this month.

Varoom 41: Flora and Fungi

In this excerpt from Varoom 41 Katie Scott reveals the process behind her botanical project with Kew Gardens.

Varoom 41: Cutting Through

Visualising complicated information is a skill, but also a creative practice. In this excerpt from Varoom 41, Derek Brazell talks to Grundini and Delayed Gratification magazine to see how information graphics can help us understand the world around us.

Abbatt Toys – review

Abbatt Toys was founded by Paul and Marjorie Abbatt in the early 1930s, and there are many images throughout the substantial book showing a range of period photographs, plans, sketches and products.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales – review

With Gender Swapped Fairy Tales, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett give an ingenious update to these familiar stories. Their aim for children “to grow up in a world where little girls can be powerful and where little boys can express their vulnerability without anger.”

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..

Created by Members – February

Discover and enjoy a fantastic variety of high quality illustration work. We proudly bring you a selection of great projects created by our members this month.

One of a Kind – review

‘One Of A Kind’, a picture book by Neil Packer is an excellent publication that allows you to stop, be still and take the time to think. Inside our protagonist is a youngster called Arvo, whose journey takes us from Linnaean nomenclature to the Dewey decimal system by way of aspects of time and space.

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.

The Problem With Pierre – review

Living next to one another in a brick terrace, Alan and Bertram are friends and neighbours who have contrasting lifestyles. How will Pierre, Bertram’s new cat, react to his minimalist new home? Does Alan’s appear more cosy?

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.