Thursday, December 27, 2012

Churchill's Tale of Tail

Happy publication day, Churchill! 
Now "Churchill's Tale of Tails" is available in ALL british stores and online. :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif

Here is a little video I made with Walker Books UK about the making of OLIVER. 
Hope you like it :)
Oliver is available at a bookstore near you or on Amazon.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Incredible Chapore

This is my entry for Illustrate It, a competition to find an illustrator for a new children's book. You can - if you like! - vote for it by clicking here!
Any support would be very much appreciated :) :) there are some lovely designs so it's worth a look either way! You can also read the story on the site (it's very good)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Open Studios

If you are in Cambridge, don't miss out the open Studios!! Today from 11am to 5pm at 37 Searle Street, Cambridge. Lots of lovely things to see and buy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Books coming out!!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Churchill spotted at Bologna Children's Book Fair!

So exciting!! Anca Sandu' picture book "Churchill's tale of tails" will be out early 2013! it's published by Jonathan Cape.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MA Children's Books Illustration graduation Show 2012!

You can't miss this exhibition in Foyles!! New graduates from the MA in Children's Books Ilustration from Cambridge will be showing their amazing work there!

Date: 8 - 15 February 2012
Venue: The Gallery at Foyle's Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road
Private view: Thursday 9 February 2012, 18.00-20.00


Date: 29 February - 15 March 2012
Venue: Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Private view: Thursday 9 March 2012, 18.00-20.00

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bologna Children's book fair

For the first time, the MA in Children's Book Illustration will have a stand in the Bologna Children's Book Fair!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Martin Salisbury's new book!

Martin's new book is coming out in January! There will be a book lauch in Heffers (Cambridge book shop) on the 25th of January :) Beatrice Alemagna has illustrated the cover!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Telling Tales

An exhibiton of childrens' book illustration by six new designers: Ben Parker; Bethan Hopkins; Emma Symons; Jenni Desmond; Rachel Lovatt and Susanna Moores. All of them students from the MA!! You can't miss it!!

24th November to 10th December 2011at Merriecroft, The Common, Sissinghurst. More info.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cambridge Festival of Illustration!

It is about to start the first Festival of Illustration in Cambridge!!! It is organized by Heffers and the Cambridge School of Art! You can find more information about the events here.

15th-19th November 2011
HEFFERS (20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY)

Illustration by Birgitta Sif.
Logo design by Marta Altés.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Illustration Rally!

Christina O Donovan's, Elys Dolan's and Patrick Kennedy's work have been featured in the blog of Illustration Rally!
You can see it here, here and here :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Birgitta Sif's book in Frankfurt!!

Birgitta's book "Oliver" is at the Frankfurt Book Fair!! Awesome!!
Oliver will be published by Walker Books in 2012.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tayori: Postcards for Japan

An exhibition by Children's Book Illustrators and Children's Book Illustration MA students in aid of Teachers for Japan. You'll find more information here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sujin's artwork exhibited!!

Our lovely Sujin has participated in the exhibition called 'People and Portraiture' of Oxford House in Bethnal Green. She exhibited her work among 57 new artists!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Waterstone's Picture This

Elys Dolan has been shorlisted as one of the final six for the Waterstone's Picture this !! A competition to illustrate a version of Beauty and the Beast written by Michael Morpurgo. Congrats Elys!!! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


James Mayhew was in the Pop Up Festival, celebrated last weekend in London!

Monday, June 27, 2011

What a cool "BOOK"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hugo the bored owl, have I over cooked this?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


So happy! :) My first book "No!" is coming out on the June 15th!!! It's published by Child's Play.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Egmont's catalogue cover by Susie!

We could finally see the cover of the new Egmont catalogue in Bologna!! so pretty! Susanna Moores illustrated it!  

"The illustration features a bunny family who have invited a squirrel, hedgehog and two voles along for their family read in the hazy long summer grass. On the back the characters are snuggled up in thier burrow surrounded by winter snow. This is the second cover I have illustrated for Egmonts catalogue series. "

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Authors Live with James Mayhew

James Mayhew in The Authors Live event from the BBC in Glasgow!!!
soooo cool!!!
here you can see the BBC video.

MacMillan Prize!!

Gemma Merino has won the 1st Prize of the MacMillan Prize and Elys Dolan the 2nd Prize!! Gemma is in her final year of part-time study, and Elys graduated in January.
Congratulations as well to Harriet Muncaster, Caroline Tye, Vanya Nastanliyeva, Jemima Sharpe and Antoaneta Ouzounova, whose have been selected with Highly Commended!!

The exhibition of winners and highly commended entries will be at Foyles Gallery (in the third floor of the bookshop), Charing Cross Road (London). From the 23rd till the 27th of May. You can't miss it!

The crocodile who didn't like water by Gemma Merino

 Weasels by Elys Dolan.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Extract from Susanna's sketchbook for an 18th century inspired Cinderella

Extract from my sketchbook for an 18th century inspired Cinderella

"I completly fell in love with this bed when I saw it. The whole structure is covered with rich blood red velvet and was displayed at the V&A in very subdued lighting which added to the drama. Origionally created for Melville house in Fyfe c1700 it was comissined by George Melville. This is a very rare state bed which was largly unused and was made in such an opulent way to attract visiting royalty to stay with the Melville family."

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kow Fong's new book BUBU!

Kow Fong is publishing another book in Singapore!
"My original Timmy series, now known as BuBu, has newly released its second story! The publisher has adopted heavier printing paper this time round, giving the final product a more presentable look. Please show BuBu your warmest support so that we can expect more stories to come:)"

Friday, March 4, 2011

GUARDIAN Children's Books

Check new Guardian children's books site! click here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greeting card sketch

Inspired by my recent trip to London and my visit to the Tudor family room in the National Portrait gallery... Elizabeth I's coronation portrait is breathtaking!
I used wax crayons and a Stabilo 'Woody' pencil for this, hope to experiment more with them in the next few days...I like the soft, feathered effect.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Go Nuts!

I am so glad so many people have had some results from the show, makes it all worthwhile.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Our big final exhibition is here! We can't be more excited!

1st – 10th February 2011
The Gallery at Foyles (3rd floor)
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our class!! :)

Patrick and Tom! Where were you!!?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Final Crit Day

Congratulations everyone!
The final crit was amazing!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Susie has illustrated the cover of Egmont Catalogue!!

Susie has done this lovely illustration for the cover of the new catalogue of Egmont!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kow Fong's Books!

Kow Fong has published two books!! :)
"Zoo" was the sequential image project of the course!