"Hung Lam" Chinese takeaway in Edinburgh. For "South Clerk Street" Project with Michael Kirkham.
another design for the Dudes Factory show next week, plouf !
I Wish They’d Taught Me This in School - Ebook
Hello! I’m Holly an Illustrator living in Edinburgh. I want to collect some crowd sourced ideas from lots of different sources. Here’s where you can help me. Simply tell me what vital information about living in the real world you would have wanted to be taught in school.
Here are some examples:
- Being unable to read bus timetables and getting hopeless lost on the bad side of town.
- How to put makeup on while on a bus.
- How to budget so you don’t end up eating beans for every meal.
- How not to laugh when the optician is staring into your eyes.
- How to answer the dentist’s questions when his fingers are filling your mouth.
There is also a kickstarter page for this venture, you can go there for some more in-depth information (and to get updates). http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hollyjameson/i-wish-theyd-taught-me-this-in-school-e-book But please don’t feel obligated to donate money, what I really want are ideas!
Late last year I was commissioned to create the illustrations for a book called “Eye See a Dragon in the Glen”, a children’s book to promote eye health. The book was part of a charity fund-raising event for Children 1ST (formally RSSPCC) were several business participated in a Dragon’s Den type of business venture.
I was involved highly in the project which included trips to Glasgow to get the eye-tests in the book approved by professors at the Caledonian University and some excursions to the printers. All the illustrations were completed in three weeks and the text was also formatted by me. It was tough going as my client was new to this whole business but with a little help from some other illustrators like Cathryn Rayner and from Helena Waldron at Floris publishing for advice we had the book printed and for sale on Amazon.
Last Wednesday was the final award ceremony to see which of the groups had won. The event was held in an elaborate hall in Edinburgh Castle. After cuffing a lot of hors d’oeuvres we waited for the winners to be announced. And we won one of the awards!
“We want to be a place where kids are flexible thinkers and they step outside of the box, and Maurice Sendak was known for his creativity.” Brooklyn’s PS 118 will henceforth be known as the Maurice Sendak Community School.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.
Well that’s delightful news. For a lot more Sendak in his own words, read The Comics Journal #302.
Current Project Inspiration
David Shrigly for black balance.
Jouetie Spring Summer 2012. Old fairy tales looks cute. Maybe this one looks more futuristic.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Classics 2008)
Alice in wonderland