Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sebastian Walker on Radio 4's "Great Lives"

When I am well into a piece of work I find that listening to an audiobook or talk radio is ideal for me, and the BBC iplayer is an extraordinary resource to explore. I recommend it to any one.

I was going through the archive of  Radio 4's "Great Lives" when I was very pleasantly surprised to see that my late publisher, Sebastian Walker, was Lynn Barber's choice of a great life.

Sebastian died a good many years ago, but it is true to say that he revolutionised the publishing of Children's books. It's telling that both of the programme's contributors, Lynn Barber and Sebastian's sister Mirabel Cecil, both point up the great importance he placed on the work of his illustrators.
I consider myself hugely fortunate that I was one of those illustrators.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Gord & Jay Talk Art Podcast

It's great to get really positive feedback from my workshop attendees, and here, Jay, who attended my last workshop, talks in his podcast about some very concrete benefits that he felt he gained from my class. The relevant piece begins at 42 minutes into the podcast entitled "Discipline", but the whole thing is really interesting. Many thanks Jay.
I'm looking forward to a workshop at Kennedy Art on Saturday.

 Here's my demo of Des from a few weeks back.