You, Me and Thing

Alex T Smith's delightful illustrations adorn bestselling author, Karen McCombie's You, Me and Thing: The Curse of the Jelly Babies published by Faber this month. This is the first in the series about a strange, small something that lives at the bottom of Ruby Morgan and Jackson Miller's back gardens. Alex's illustrations are a perfect foil for this story about friendship, secrets, magic and BIG trouble.

Alex T Smith is represented by Arena

Oh, Jack!

Oxford University Press have just published the traditional folk tale, Oh, Jack! , illustrated by Teresa Murfin.

 

Jack is great at finding jobs but he’s also terrible at holding any of them down. His poor mother is driven to distraction after Jack loses job, after job, after job. However, all is not lost. Jack’s antics eventually win him the hand of a fair maiden who he made laugh and they lived happily ever after.

Teresa's charming illustrations for Oh, Jack! are part of a series of 40 stories taken from around the world which form part of the Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales.

Teresa Murfin is represented by Arena

Monstrous Book of Monsters

Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff have teamed up to illustrate The Monstrous Book of Monsters, published by Templar this month. The book is written in notebook form with pop-up and lift-up elements for readers to delve into. It's packed with plenty of foul facts on how to spot and avoid monsters, including defensive tactics, monstrous infections, monster myths and monster mysteries.

This is Aleksei's debut picture book, and Jonny's second book with Templar, following his hugely successful picture book The Pirate Cruncher.

Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff are represented by Arena


Chris Labrooy

Among our most exciting recent signings is the brilliant Chris Labrooy. After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art as these images here show.

Chris Labrooy is represented by Debut Art

The Illustrators guide to Business

The essential 11 week evening course taught by specialists that will give you the business skills to succeed as a professional illustrator  

Monday 12 September to Monday 21 November 2011 18.30-20.30   
The Rectory, St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

This intensive course has been put together to help any illustrator acquire the knowledge and
critical skills crucial to building a successful career. Structured to be both comprehensive and
manageable, each session is tailored to provide an essential step-by-step guide to successful
self-employment. It is also an exciting opportunity to meet with peers and get indispensable
practical advice and support from industry experts. So stay ahead of the competition, increase
your confidence and develop your strategy for the future.

For more information and to book online visit www.theaoi.com

Places limited, advance booking essential
Ticket Per Class: AOI members: £35, Non-members: £40
To Book The Course (all 11 classes) 10% discounts available:
AOI Members £347 (£385 less 10%), Non Members £396 (£440 less 10%)

If your college is an AOI member please contact the AOI office to book as you are eligible for
member discount
All delegates will receive an email to confirm their booking.
For telephone bookings and more information please contact Helen Thomas on 02073247224.

A specialist within the respective field will present each session:
• How to turn a “good portfolio” into a “client-stopping portfolio”
• The art of self-promotion
• Know your rights
• Pricing work
• Managing your finances
• Understanding the market and your client
• How to merchandise work and maximise your income
• An illustrators guide to accepting a commission
• Illustrator’s agents: the lowdown
• Illustration for interactive spaces
• The future of Illustration

Speakers include:
Derek Brazell, AOI Project Manager and Illustrator
Gina Cross, Art buyer, Artist Representative and Curator
Helz Cuppleditch, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
Nigel Ginger & Sherman McLeod, Business Education & Support Team, HM Revenue and
Customs
Rod Hunt, AOI Chairman and Illustrator
Alex Jenkins, Digital Director
Roderick Mills, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
Paul Ryding, AOI Membership Manager and Illustrator
Anna Steinberg, Lecturer and Illustrator
Fig Taylor, AOI portfolio consultant, lecturer and author
Holly Wales, Illustrator and Educator

Illustrations by Tim Ellis

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