Kicking off the Cambridge Festival of Illustration this week was the unveiling of four panels (60 x 40 inches) designed by recent graduates of the Children's Book Illustration MA. I was very excited to be asked to contribute along with the uber-talented Marta Altes, Elys Dolan and Becky Palmer.
The panels were commissioned by Heffers bookshop (who run many of the festival events) to appear in an alley by the side of the store which leads directly to the children's section.
The brief was quite open; to produce a work loosely based on the theme of children and books. I wanted to pay tribute to the endless possibilities of the medium but more importantly, I wanted to draw some random space stuff.
The festival continues throughout the week and I hope to get to a few more of the events, starting with a triple book launch tomorrow involving the aforementioned Marta Altes.
Rather than post photos of the other panels here, I'll wait for the others to put theirs up and retweet any links they post on twitter. You can find a link direct to my twitter on the right-hand side.
The panels are hopefully going to be up for a few years or until too many mustachios have been scrawled onto the characters.
More info on the festival and events here
To infinity and beyond...