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JOEL STEWART

MAKING DIGITAL WORK FOR YOU

ONLINE: SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 10AM-1PM (UK GMT)

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This workshop is an exploration of how to get digital techniques to fit your needs, and an insight into how to use a variety of techniques to enhance the individuality and spontaneity of your work.

 

Illustrator, author, and animation director Joel Stewart has been creating and illustrating digitally pretty much since before it was a thing. In recent years Joel has almost exclusively worked with his own self-designed brushes for iPad. For this workshop, he will use examples from his own picture books, illustration, and animation to share his techniques, and show how he embraces digital work in a highly personal way. Including the unusual way he uses some of these processes for collaborative work.

 

The workshop is roughly divided into three sections:

  • A lecture and Q&A

  • A practical exercise

  • A final group discussion and a chance for any last questions

 

The workshop is open to all (whatever level). It could be your first time creating or editing digital images, you might be looking to broaden your range of techniques, or currently working on a project that could do with a digital boost.

 

Joel Stewart is an international award-winning author-illustrator and animation director, known for his Dexter Bexley picture books, and his illustrations for contemporary authors such as Pam Ayres, Julia Donaldson, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen, Roald Dahl, and Michael Bond, and classic texts by authors such as Hans Christian Andersen, and Lewis Carroll. 

 

Joel is also the creator/director of the hit CBeebies children's animation series The Adventures of Abney & Teal, which he created, co-wrote, and directed under the guidance of Anne Wood and Ragdoll Productions LTD (creators of Tellytubbies, Twirlywoos, Dip Dap, and In the Night Garden amongst many others).  

 

Prior to, and during, lockdown 2020 Joel co-created and co-directed with Steven Roberts (Twirlywoos, Dip Dap) and Anne Wood, the animation series B.O.T. and the BEASTIES for CBeebies and BBC television. 

 

Joel's awards for illustration include:

Macmillan prize for children's book illustration in 2000.

Silver medal, Parents Choice, 2002, for The Adventures of a Nose.

Selected for the IBBY Honour List for outstanding book illustration work in 2006 for Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

Winner of 0-5 Nestle Bronze award 2007 for Dexter Bexley & the Big Blue Beastie.

Chosen by Booktrust in 2008 as one of the ten best new illustrators of the last decade.

 

Joel is the creator is the Natural Media Drawing Brush Set for Procreate.

Tickets are sold through Eventbrite and are non-refundable. Zoom links will be emailed directly to you before the event.

 

The event is LIVE and will not be recorded.

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TOR FREEMAN

illustrator/author AND COMIC MAKER 

ONLINE: THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 7-9PM (UK GMT)

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Join Tor to hear about her working life and process. She will be talking about her illustrations and how she creates comics.

Tor Freeman was born and educated in London and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration in 1999. In her 20s she worked as a medical secretary, primary and secondary school art teacher and university lecturer. When Tor was around 30 she was able to go full-time as a freelance illustrator, author and comics-maker. Tor has published over 40 books and is a regular contributor to magazines including Tralalire, Pomme d'Api and the weekly story comic, The Phoenix.  

 

In 2012 she was awarded a Sendak Fellowship, and together with two other illustrators spent a month in Connecticut in September 2012. In November 2017 Tor was the winner of the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize.

 

In recent years, she has become more interested in comics and graphic stories, particularly aimed at an all-ages audience. Tor has a regular newsletter with writing about creativity and lots of drawing.

 

In 2022 Tor illustrated The Book That No-One Wanted To Read by Richard Ayoade.

Tickets are sold through Eventbrite and are non-refundable. Zoom links will be emailed directly to you on the day of the event around 5pm UK time.

 

The event is LIVE - but buying a ticket will give you access to a recording which will be available to view back for 72 hours afterwards. You will be sent a link for this the day after the event.

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ISaBEL GREENBERG

illustrator/author AND COMIC MAKER 

ONLINE: WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 1-4PM (UK GMT)

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In this workshop you will hear about Isabel Greenberg’s practice and have the opportunity to ask questions about techniques, materials, getting published and working in the industry. You will take part in a short sequential image-making task.

 

This workshop will start you thinking about creating images in sequence. Whether you are a comics beginner, a confident illustrator or an image maker who is interested in working more sequentially or someone who is used to working in the medium, this workshop will hopefully be fun, enlightening, and interesting. 

 

The workshop is split into three sections

 

  • Lecture and Q&A about Isabel Greenberg’s practise

  • 1-hour sequential imaging workshop task 

  • Group discussion 

Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and author of three acclaimed graphic novels: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (2015, Jonathan Cape, Little Brown), The One Hundred Nights of Hero (2017, Jonathan Cape, Little Brown) and her latest Glass Town (2020, Jonathan Cape, Abrams Books).

She is the illustrator of a number of children’s books including One Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, Power Up, and The Ocean In Your Bathtub (written by Seth Fishman, Greenwillow Books). As well as several history books with her sister Imogen published by Bloomsbury. Isabel studied illustration at the University of Brighton and did an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art.

 

Isabel is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.

Tickets are sold through Eventbrite and are non-refundable. Zoom links will be emailed directly to you before the event.

 

The event is LIVE and will not be recorded.

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spring literary

with literary agent Neil Dunnicliffe 

ONLINE: THURSDAY 22nd June 7-8.30PM (UK GMT)

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Come along to hear Neil discuss what his job involves, how he works with illustrators and what Spring Literary is looking for in terms of new illustrators.

 

Spring Literary are an agency which specialises in children’s and Young Adult writing and illustration. It was set up in 2022 by Neil Dunnicliffe, who has over 20 years of experience working as a publisher for HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Pavilion.

Spring collaborates with authors and illustrators from the first idea onward. They support their clients, helping ensure their work is the best it possibly can be and placing it with the most suitable publisher.  Their aim is to bring the most beautiful, entertaining and thought-provoking books to publication, getting them into the hands of as many readers as possible.

They work with all the major publishing houses, plus entertainment companies, to ensure the best match for each book, author and illustrator.

Clients range from established stars such as Sarah Massini, Pam Smy and David Melling to debut authors and illustrators.

Come along to hear Neil discuss what his job involves, how he works with illustrators and what Spring Literary is looking for in terms of new illustrators.

Tickets are sold through Eventbrite and are non-refundable. Zoom links will be emailed directly to you on the day of the event around 5pm UK time.

 

The event is LIVE - but buying a ticket will give you access to a recording which will be available to view back for 72 hours afterwards. You will be sent a link for this the day after the event.

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