10 UK Illustration Graduates to Watch in 2022

We are in awe of the playful, thoughtful and powerful work that this year’s illustration graduates have produced. In this feature, we celebrate 10 inspiring up-an-coming illustrators who captured our attention.

WIA2022 Longlist announcements

The judges have made their decisions, and we are delighted to announce the 500-strong longlist for this year’s World Illustration Awards competition. This year we will announce the longlist by category..

Shirley Hughes 1927-2022

Creator of Dogger and Alfie, AOI Patron, author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, who has died aged 94.
“There’s a reason you’ll always find lots of Shirley Hughes’ books in libraries and schools,” says illustrator/author, Marion Deuchars, “children love them!

Indigo Takes Flight – review

Indigo Takes Flight is a great short story, says reviewer Louise Date, and one that is a thought-provoking tool for discussing change, difference and how to accept the people we see in the mirror.

10 UK Illustration Graduates to Watch in 2021

We are in awe of the playful, thoughtful and powerful work that this year’s illustration graduates have produced. In this feature, we celebrate 10 inspiring up-an-coming illustrators, who captured our attention.

The Girl Who Became a Tree – review

Written in verse, this is the story of Daphne, a girl feeling loss and uncertainty, who seeks comfort and security in a library, where the books and her phone block out the world around her.

An Illustrated History of UFOs – review

An Illustrated History of UFOS is an ideal choice of ground for Boardman to demonstrate his skill at interpreting a subject whose mythology is constructed upon a confusion of fact and fiction

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.”