I had great fun painting my Jack and the Beanstalk picture over a long weekend as the artist in residence at the Mountains to Sea Book Festival 2010.
After that lightening start I am still tinkering with it two years later.
I have been asked to mention a terrific illustration panel event that is happening at this year's festival on Sunday 9th Sept at 1pm in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire.
Here's the blurb:
"What does it take to create a truly exceptional picture book? What role does the designer play in combining story and artwork into a successful whole and how can illustrators attract the attention of publishers? If you would like to know the answers to these and many more questions, then join us for what promises to be a cracking panel event. Top Irish illustrators Steve Simpson (Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach) and Chris Judge (The Lonely Beast), will be joined by Sarah McIntyre (You Can’t Eat a Princess) and David Mackintosh (The Frank Show), both making their first visit to Dún Laoghaire to take part in this year’s festival. A unique opportunity to hear from those working at the coal face of the picture book business and hopefully get a sneak peek at some exciting new projects in the pipeline too!"
The good news is that you can get FREE tickets if you are an illustrator or are particularly interested in illustration.
Just e-mail Sarah Webb on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to go along.