On Saturday 10th of November I’ll be participating in two panel discussions at Zero 2 Illo LIVE, the inaugural (one might say most eminent) conference for UK illustrators. It has been masterminded by Jonathan and Lea Woodward, who instead of bemoaning the dearth of such conferences in the UK, decided to launch one of their own!
I’m a bit nervous about the public speaking part, but thrilled too because I’m really looking forward to meeting the other fantastic illustrators taking part and hopefully gleaning some useful hints, tips and inspiration myself on such mind-boggling matters as The Future of Illustration. Thankfully, I’m not in that one, I will try to be much more enlightening upon the subjects of Getting Clients and Commissions (with Rod Hunt, Stanley Chow and Leigh Hodgkinson) and Making it on Your Own (with Katriona Chapman and Kate Hindley). Apart from super illustrators there will also be people who commission illustration such as Stephanie Amster, head of design at Nosy Crow.
It promises to be a fantastic event so if you haven’t booked your ticket already head over here – hope to see you on the 10th!