Exciting News!

"Oh, bother!" wailed Sophie. She was up in the hills again.
The crooked black shape of the castle was drifting peacefully nearby.

The longlist for this year's House of Illustration / Folio Society Book Illustration Competition (#BIC2019) has just been announced. The works of 25 artists were selected from over 500 entries from all over the world. And I am one of the 25! These are my three illustrations and cover design, above and below. Obviously I'm absolutely thrilled. Not to mention honoured and humbled to be among such international artistic talent. Shortlist and winner will be announced on the 26th, but until then you can view the phenomenal longlist and vote for the People's Choice Award here.

This year's book is 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Diana Wynne Jones. Worth a read if you haven't already, even if you've seen the Studio Ghibli Animation. They are very different, but I think the book is heaps better than the film.


"What good are you all?" she asked them. "You certainly aren't doing me a scrap of good."

"Is my old car still in the shed, or have you sold that too?"


  1. Love the book, love your illustrations, you've captured the feeling of the story really well. I voted for you, hope you win!


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