We are delighted to introduce you to the inspiring work of illustrator and collage artist Lynn Hatzius, the latest artist to join Phosphor. Offering a number of distinctive styles, including collages featuring vintage engravings and intricate prints with a papercut look, Lynn has previously been commissioned by publishers including Random House, GQ Magazine and Readers Digest.
Whilst Alex T Smith is busy touring the country as the official World Book Day illustrator, he has another book published this month by Hodder. Foxy Tales, A Cunning Plan is the first in a series of fiction titles which are a spin off from his popular picture books Egg and Catch Us if You Can Can, reuniting Foxy DuBois and the dastardly Alphonso the Alligator. Hodder have teamed Alex up with author Caryl Hart and the dynamic duo have created an hilarious tale of mayhem and mischief, perfect for young readers AND their parents!
World Book Day illustrator, Alex T Smith has written and illustrated his ninth picture book, Hector and the Big Bad Knight, published by Scholastic this month. Hector and his sidekick chicken, Norman, battle the evil Knight who has stolen Granny's magic wand. Can the tiniest boy in the village outsmart the naughty Knight and his humongous hungry dragon? Well, anything is possible with just little bit of magic and a bag of crisps!
To celebrate World Book Day, Alex also shows us 'How to Draw a Knight' in a series of pictures for The Guardian online.
Alex T Smith is the official illustrator for World Book Day 2014. He was thrilled to be asked to provide the illustrations for this year's promotional material. The brief was great fun, picking up on all of Alex’s favourite things to draw, appealing to children from nursery age to ten years old. Watch out for Alex as he tours the country this month visiting book shops, festivals and children's learning centres.
Now in its 17th year, World Book Day is the biggest celebration of books, reading, authors & illustrators of its kind, for children of all ages in the UK. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, it is marked in over 100 countries worldwide.
The major aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to discover the power of reading for pleasure by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Every year, over 14 million £1 book tokens are distributed to over 46,650 educational establishments nationwide (nursery and pre-school through to secondary) – one for nearly every child in full-time education in the country.