Sunday, 23 February 2014

Week 30 - Ed Vere

And so the journey has come full circle and had arrived at its finally destination. The final week finds us in London once again, at the studio of the brilliant Ed Vere.

Ed studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London.

Thank you, Ed for a fantastic spread. If you want to see more of Ed's work check out his website, and if you want to follow him on twitter you can so by clicking here

So that's it, all 30 illustrators have made their mark, drawn their bear and created a story for our hero to abide to. But that's not the end from us, we have many things planned for the red bear so don't forget about us yet! For the latest news on what we're doing you can carry on reading this blog, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, love our photos on Instagram and pin us on Pinterest. Thank you for all your support so far, the journey isn't over quite yet...

Week 29 - Chris Riddell

We're nearing the end with the book taking a trip to Brighton to visit the legendary Chris Riddell.

Chris is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer. He is well known for his collaborations with the author Paul Stewart on books such as Muddle Earth, and has also illustrated several picture books for younger children. He writes and illustrates Macmillan's awardwinning and captivating OTTOLINE young fiction series.

He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.

A huge thanks to Chris for taking part in the project! If you want to see more of Chris' work you can visit his website or follow his antics on twitter.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Week 28 - Lydia Monks

We find the book in Sheffield this week, visiting picture book royalty Lydia Monks.

Lydia’s first children’s book, ‘I Wish I Were a Dog’ won the Smarties Book Prize in 1999. Since then, she has worked on around seventy titles. As an illustrator, she has collaborated with Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy and Julia Donaldson. Lydia is the illustrator behind the much acclaimed, best seller ‘What The Ladybird Heard’. She lives in Sheffield with her two little girls.

Thank you, Lydia for a fantastic spread! If you want to see more of Lydia's work take a trip to her website, for the latest news you can follow her blog and twitter. Now off to a legend in children's book world, the fantastic Chris Riddell will get his paws on the book next. We can't wait to see what he has in store for her red bear...

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Week 27 - Jason Ruddy

It's illustrator 27, only 3 more to go and the book will be complete! This week we are at the home of writer/illustrator Jason Ruddy.

Jason graduated in 2006 with a degree in Animation. Since then he has worked in the digital industry and done the odd bit of illustrating, animating and designing for a number of things. In 2010 he started up a collaborative project called Monster Riot with his wife Catherine McDaid. Through Monster Riot he has painted a 5ft Gromit for Gromit Unleashed, illustrated greetings card ranges and his designs have adorned everything from t-shirts to biscuit tins. He works from his home studio in Buckinghamshire and is currently working on his first authored books. Check out Jason's week with the book below...

If you want to see more of Jason's work you can do by visiting his website and if you want to follow his tweets you can follow him @jasonruddy. Time for the book to make a move again, this time its off to Sheffield to see the lovely Lydia Monks. See you soon!