Friday, 21 March 2014

Bologna 2014

Ciao tutti! Well, it's that time of year again! Here at PP Headquarters we've been running around in a whirlwind of pre-Bologna madness preparing everything to take to Bologna Bookfair next week. We're finally almost there and Hannah and Chloe fly out tomorrow, (for a sneaky couple of days in Italy before the fair!). This year we have just over 50 meetings with clients to attend, so it's going to be as hectic as normal! We can't wait to show all of our incredible artists' new work to clients, as well as some truly wonderful project concepts. We'll be in touch with an update post the fair! Ciao, a presto!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Lottie and Dottie Sow Carrots!

Check out this reading of this lovely tale by author Claire Burgess featuring our very own Marijke Van Veldhoven's wonderful illustrations! This lovely young reader, published by Orion, will inspire the green fingers in your little one. We're off to sow carrots now!

To see more of Marijke's portfolio click here.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The AOI Illustration Awards!

Calling all Illustrators! There's still time to enter the AOI Illustration Awards! The awards are open to illustrators working in any medium and there are both Professional and New Talent categories! 

The AOI site currently receives an average of 98,000 hits from around 19,000 visitors per month and winning and shortlisted work from the competition can now be browsed readily by potential commissioners and clients. This work continues to remain on the site in the archives once the next round of shortlisted entrants are announced allowing for long term exposure for all illustrators who have been involved. 

Winning illustration from the competition will also be displayed in the AOI's  popular touring exhibition which is launched at Somerset House this October. This special exhibition receives an average of 40,000 visitors every year. 

So we fully recommend that you check it out and apply! All information regarding entries, including entry fees can be found here.

The submission deadline is the 16th March so hurry!

'The Mummy Shop' Is A Winner!

A massive congratulations to PP illustrator Lauren Beard! Her picture book The Mummy Shop, witten by Abie Longstaff and published by Scholastic, has won the Never Too Young category of the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards! Well done Lauren!

You can find out more about the awards here.