Illustrator Ryan Heshka on creating the Mean Girls Club

Illustrator Ryan Heshka on creating the Mean Girls Club

Last year, Nobrow Press released Mean Girl's Club by Ryan Heshka as part of their 17x23 comic series. Hot off the heels of it's huge success, Nobrow quickly commissioned a full graphic novel from Ryan so he could delve further into the women's backstories and continue their journey with Mean Girls Club: Pink Dawn.

A chat with illustrator & storyteller Francesca Sanna

A chat with illustrator & storyteller Francesca Sanna

Francesca Sanna is an Italian Freelance illustrator and storyteller based in Switzerland. Last year, she released The Journey with Flying Eye Books, collaging together a a collection of real-life stories to tell the story of a family who, after losing everything in a dark war, say goodbye to everything they know and look to find a safer place to call home. The Journey my favourite picture book of 2016 and, in fact, one of my favourite books of all time, so I was very happy when Francesca agreed to come over to the blog for a chat about bringing her beautiful book to life...

Andrew Rae on creating colourful characters

Andrew Rae on creating colourful characters

Illustrator, designer, animator, sculptor, zinester and musician – the creative talent of Andrew Rae knows no bounds. He has worked with the likes of E4, The Mighty Boosh, Nintendo, Nike and The New York Times, delivering his simple yet brilliantly quirky style time and time again.

William Grill on bringing The Wolves of Currumpaw to life

William Grill on bringing The Wolves of Currumpaw to life

If you read my review of The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill a few weeks ago, you will know I am a huge fan of his work. His latest Flying Eye Book brings the same stunning aesthetic and gripping, educational narrative as Shackleton's Journey but with a clear shift in tone and scale to keep things fresh. Having now brilliantly reimagined two vintage tales under the Flying Eye Book name and won a Kate Greenaway award in the process, William is one of the most exciting young artists working in the picture books industry today.

Nina Cosford on being an illustrator and modern feminist

Nina Cosford on being an illustrator and modern feminist

If you have read my review of the latest addition to Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford’s Life Portraits series, then you will no doubt to be eager to learn more about the series and how it was created. Last year, after the first two books in the series were released, I was lucky enough to get to interview Nina about the project and her other work as an illustrator for the Inkygoodness blog.

Jessie Churchill on publishing her own magazine

Jessie Churchill on publishing her own magazine

Jessie Churchill launched Looking at Painting Magazine in 2014 with the aim of using the extensive amount of research she has accumulated whilst studying to connect with and champion like-minded artists from her field. Having recently released it's second issue, Looking at Painting has achieved this and more! Showcasing the work of a varied and eclectic selection of artists, the journal shows how fine art is something that everyone can enjoy. 

Ben Newman and Dominic Walliman on creating Professor Astro Cat

Ben Newman and Dominic Walliman on creating Professor Astro Cat

The second in a series of educational titles by Flying Eye Books, Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure, takes the reader of a journey through the incredible world of physics. Now with two books, some beautiful wrapping paper and an app to his name (not to mention his very own Twitter account), Professor Astro Cat is a cat with a cause - getting people interested in science.

Briony May Smith on creating Imelda and the Goblin King

Briony May Smith on creating Imelda and the Goblin King

Briony May Smith is an illustrator and storyteller who specialises in children's picturebooks and graphic novels and lives in Berkshire. I first discovered Briony's work when she released Imelda and the Goblin King last year and I have been completely enchanted by her rustic artworks ever since!