Showcase of Sarah Palmer – Children’s Illustration

Sarah Palmer completed the children’s illustration course and has very kindly allowed us to use some of her work here and has written a paragraph for us about her and her work. I hope that you enjoy reading about Sarah’s journey and viewing her beautiful illustrations, and we wish her the best of luck in her artwork.

“…..I completed a Graphic Design degree in 2000, but after university I began working for a charity, and have worked in similar jobs ever since.  I missed having a creative outlet and it was while I was searching for something to do in my spare time that I stumbled upon the London Art College website.  The Children’s Illustration diploma caught my eye so I enrolled… and I’m so glad I did!  It’s been informative, enjoyable and rewarding – and Jan, my tutor, has been so encouraging.  I was really chuffed to receive my certificate in the post this morning, and to find that I had passed with distinction.  I am determined, now, to pursue my dream of illustrating for children and I’m looking forward to starting the extension course.  If you’re considering the Children’s Illustration diploma, I would thoroughly recommend it!….”

Interview with Kal…students input welcome..

John Byrne, tutor of the Cartooning course will be doing a question and answer session with a celebrity cartoonist: Kal whose work appears in The Economist and many other top magazines. You can check out Kal’s excellent work at his website

In advance of the interview, we  invite you to send in any questions you would like to ask Kal about his work or about cartooning in general, and we will do our best to cover as many points as possible, and we will post Kal’s answers on the college  forum.

As you’ll see from Kal’s website, he is deservedly one of the most successful and busiest cartoonists working in the field today, so he is being really generous in giving some time to us here at the college. With that in mind can we ask you to send the questions to  or by posting them on the forum. Please do NOT to send them direct to his website, as it is his business address.

If this interview goes well, and you find it useful, we’ll try to make it a regular feature of the forum and maybe your favourite cartoonist will be one of our next guests.
So do send your questions and comments for Kal by Friday 5th and will aim to have the interview done and posted up by mid March.

Children’s Illustrator needed ……

Children’s Illustrator needed ……

Abela Publishing and children’s author Christiana Alberichi, are currently seeking an artist to illustrate Christiana’s inaugural children’s book, titled “Henry Talks to God”. For more details and instructions on how to submit your work for consideration, please visit –

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