Bill is the recipient of multiple awards including the prestigious 'Key Art' award for his illustration for Batman, and has painted primary poster images for a variety of film genres from Sci-Fi classics like Mad Max to comedies such as Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Brazil.
Phosphor's Trina and Christine had a wonderful time at the London Book Fair recently, showing off art by some of their talented illustrators who create artwork for children's books. They created a book featuring a quiz about their illustrators, including Christopher Nielsen (whose art can be seen on the cover) Beatrice Simpkiss, Iris de Luz, Jonathan Leach, Luella Wright and Lee Ford.
Most of these artists are open to commissions at the moment, so get in contact with Trina at Phosphor if you'd like to chat or see some more picture book artwork.
Event attendees were treated to a fascinating talk and Q&A with the multi award-winning illustrator
Diane Ewen has gone from strength to strength, and was this year invited to be the ‘Illustrator of the Fair’ at LBF 2022. With her work on multiple titles being showcased across the stands, Diane also gave an insightful and engaging talk about her process and approach to her work in front of a packed audience.
Diane spoke of becoming infatuated with creating from an early age, finding inspiration in the pre-Raphaelites, as well as highlighting the importance of representation in children’s books. The Q&A concluded with wonderful advice to budding illustrators to pick up a sketchbook, start drawing and find your voice.
As well as winning the inaugural Jericho Prize, Diane has seen massive success with picture book ‘Coming to England’, written by Baroness Floella Benjamin, which was featured in Amazon’s Amplifying Black Voices campaign during Black History Month 2021
This book is perfect for kids who love naughty pets and a beautiful showcase of Adam’s talent for creating animals that seem to leap from the page.
Mary Woodin has illustrated an activity book for children, Exploring Birds for Callisto Media. With art direction from Scott Petrower, Mary illustrated birds for over 50 activities aimed at getting kids out into nature and learning;
“I gleaned a lot along the way too and enjoyed illustrating everything from how to make a bird feeder out of a recycled bottle and wooden spoons, to the anatomy of an owls’s eye.”