21st July, Bright and Puffin Books hosted a swashbuckling soirée to launch Fred Blunt’s debut author/illustrated picture book Captain Falsebeard in a Very Fishy Tale, aboard the 16th Century galleon, The Golden Hinde.
These drawings by Adam Larkum illustrate the story of William and Kate; a Royal Romance. Originally commissioned by Ink Robin before the event, the goal was to get the book app available for download at the time of the wedding. This meant Adam working to an extremely tight deadline; the kind of working style he loves! The app received great reviews and resulted in Ink Robin commissioning Adam to produce an app for the iphone called 'Dress Kate' which involved a wardrobe of dresses, shoes and accessories. Adam says "We then moved back to the ipad story book format and produced a book called Piccalillis Circus, a story of a ring master who has to take the day off due to a cold. Ink Robin have been a very professional and fantastic company to work with and I really enjoyed the way the app brought the illustrations to life."
More good news; Egmont publishers are now using the William and Kate artwork along with commissioned additional illustration to bring the story out in a traditional book form.
Adam Larkum is represented by Illustration