|'Wendy felt like a star'|
It's been a while coming but finally I have had the time to organise some prints of my work from 'Wendy'. Recently I was contacted by the lovely 'Anns' - (Ann James & Ann Haddon) from Books Illustrated down in Melbourne and asked to consider some possible images. They are massive supporters of the Australian children's book industry, in particular illustrators (Ann James is a highly regarded book illustrator herself), and they specialise in exhibitions and sales of original book illustrations, limited edition prints and signed picture books - lots of good stuff. Apart from their enthusiasm, they are just so very nice!
So I ended up choosing the first image above (click to embiggen), and it was exhibited with other illustrators on the Books Illustrated site who were invited to speak at the Ipswich Children's Literature Festival. Mick Smith of Splitting Image printing has done a fantastic job assuring that the image is as close to the original as possible. They do all Penguin's scanning and really know what they're doing. All editions are Giclée prints (fade-resistant, archival inks) and all are signed. For further details go over here. This first print will soon be followed by some other images of varying size and pricing. I will put a more permanent link to the prints up soon.
Make sure you check out the work of some of the other illustrators' work available on Books Illustrated. They have some beautiful stuff there. Will no doubt be grabbing something for my own wall. Back soon!