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How to Hire a Children’s Illustrator

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If you’ve written a manuscript or are planning on writing a children’s book, there’s a very handy FAQ over on the Hire an Illustrator staff blog. It covers everything from whether you should actually be hiring an illustrator or not and how much it’s going to cost you. If you’re not an author and have joined the dark side as an illustrator it’s probably worth checking out yourself too. The questions were devised and answered by Ginger Nielson who has years of experience in the publishing industry and has created almost 40 children’s books herself.

Visit: How to Hire a Children’s Illustrator

Image Credit… The Waif by Peter George.

The work of award winner artist John Hendrix

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For some reason I’d not come across John Hendrix‘s work before, even though he seems to have won dozens of awards and has worked for nearly every client under the sun. I accidentally stumbled across his work on Facebook a couple weeks ago and was really taken with it. So I thought it was only fair to share his awesome illustrations with the rest of you. I’ll have to see if he’s interested in doing an interview.

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There’s a very nice video interview with John if you want to find out more about him.

“Bikefriendly Alligator” by Carlos Araujo

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Carlos Araujo’s illustration for the “Bikefriendly Imagination” Art Show and Book. Produced by Göoo Publishing (Argentina) the 168 pages book is full of beautiful artwork from artist from all corners of the world. The Art Show took place in Argentina and Colombia.

External Link: “Bikefriendly Alligator” by Carlos Araujo

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

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It’s been an ambition of mine to illustrate Alice for a very long time.

To celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I decided that I would finally tackle this classic tale. For the past few weeks I’ve immersed myself into the world of Alice, the White Rabbit and the many creatures she comes across on her journey. I created several book illustrations, some title page typography, chapter headers and endpapers.

External Link: 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland