Our Children’s Illustration Tutor would like to recommend the book below to all of our students….
Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles £22.50
In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children s picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.
‘In more than one sense a splendid example of word and picture collaboration, this reader-friendly volume with its rich international material will be indispensable for a novice as well as expert, for writer and artist, teacher and student, word-lover and image-lover, for anyone interested on how picturebooks are produced, marketed and consumed in the contemporary multimedial, multicultural world..’ Maria Nikolajeva, Professor of Education at Cambridge University
‘This beautifully produced book gives a great insight into the art of the picture book. Its international out-look is especially welcome’ Axel Scheffler, illustrator, The Gruffalo