Tuesday, 20 November 2012

What Are They Like?

Here's a picture I've just done for a charity auction at Sotheby's. It's for House of Illustration's project 'What Are They Like?' where illustrators are asked to create a portrait of a celebrity (mine was David Baddiel) based on their answers to eight questions - favourite food, book, weather etc. (David Baddiel hates melons - who knew?) Not sure when the auction is. Find out more at House of Illustration.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Byte the Book Event

I'm doing a Byte the Book thing at The Ivy Club tonight. Sorry for the last-minute posting again. Here are the details.

Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Date: Monday 19th November October 2012
Location: The Club at the Ivy, 9 West Street, WC2N 9NE

The Panel: our panel will consider the question 'What Will Books Look Like in the Future?'. We’ve got some great people to help us answer this question: Eric Huang (Director, New Business & IP Acquisitions at Penguin Books), Graham Rawle (author/illustrator of Lost Consonants and various novels including The Card), Chris Harris (Head of Mobile at Other Media, and developer of Harper Collins’ Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe app and Collins World Atlas app) and Tom Turcan (Launch COO of Pottermore).
In addition to our discussion, there will be time to network before and after the panel speaks. Attendees come from all across the industry and include authors, agents, publishers, illustrators and developers. The focus of the event is to help people get to know each other, share ideas, and find ways of working together in a relaxed environment.

Booking details here.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Galley Club

I'm giving a talk tonight at The Galley Club at The George opposite the Law Courts on Fleet Street. Here are the details.
Illustrator/designer Graham Rawle will talk about 'Writing with Scissors' at the Galley Club on Thursday 15 November at The George, Strand, London WC2, at 6.30pm. Non-members can attend by paying £5 (includes wine and buffet) on the night and notifying thegalleyclub@gmail.com in advance.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Symposium. Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford.

On Monday 12th of November (sorry for the short notice; I should think of posting these things earlier) I will be taking part in a symposium about artists and writers.
Symposium. Artists and Writers: A Symbiotic Relationship
A unique opportunity to discuss artists and writers comes to North Devon.
Inspired by the exhibition of works by printmaker and illustrator Leonard Baskin, on loan from Heritage Collections Department at the University of Exeter to the Burton, 29th September – 12th November; this symposium brings together academics, writers, artists, researchers and those with an interest and love of illustrated writings to debate and discuss the unique relationship formed between artists and writers.
Do come along if you happen to be in North Devon on Monday. Find out more about it here.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Card found Middlesbrough - but not by me

I gave a lecture at Teesside University recently. I've noticed that after hearing me talk about The Card and the notion of finding cards on the street, someone in the audience often finds a playing card on the way home. The unconscious becomes attuned to the possibility and cards magically appear. This one was found by Bethany Poole, a graphics student, on her front doorstep.