Monday, 4 April 2011

Latest Egmont catalogue cover hot off the press!

Egmonts latest biannual catalogue cover features my illustration shown here below on the Right 
I was so excited to see it was on show at the book fair and several publishers I met with had already seen the cover. 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. 

Bologna book fair 2011

I have recently returned from the Annual Children's book fair in Bologna, Italy. 
It was great to see so many wonderful picture and story books from around the globe all in one place and  the visit was an excellent opportunity to meet publishers and discuss possible new projects. 
I also enjoyed once again visiting the city to tour its delightful streets with stunning architecture and amazing eateries. Below is a church I came across behind some very plain large wooden doors. 
I could not have imagined such a breathtaking interior could lie inside.