My name is Yeliz Hakki and I started studying ‘Illustrating Children’s books‘ with London Art College in 2014, as I loved drawing and loved Children’s books, especially Dr Suess! I wasn’t sure if it would ever transpire into anything, but I thought it would be fun to learn. Maggy Roberts was my tutor and she taught me a great deal- especially about bleeds – which trust me are very important when illustrating for books!

In the years that followed I was drawing more and more, my drawing’s were getting better and I finally discovered my style. I draw using pencil and Ink.

One day my cat Flynn was sitting on my window ledge staring intently out of the window. I then had an idea to draw him staring at a fantasy world; with Ships, dragons and a castle and not the actual reality he was actually seeing. The picture came out great. I then had an idea for a story and called it ‘Flynn’s Window’ and carried on illustrating the next pages.

I was developing my story and at the same time I randomly met my publishers ‘Old King Cole’ when they were just setting up, through a Psychic night in a pub. We have been working together for the past 4 years and made Flynn’s Window into an amazing book. It finally got printed on 18th July 2018, and will now be available on Amazon and in book shops in August.

I could not be more proud with how it has come out, and fingers crossed for more exciting things to follow. Please check it out!

Flynns Window on Amazon

Yeliz Hakki (Liz)


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