Yesterday the postman delivered my copy of the Association of Illustrators annual Images 34. What is Images? Well, I’ll let the AOI blarb explain all:
Images – the best of British contemporary illustration
Images is the UK’s leading illustration competition, annual, awards show, and touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the very best contemporary illustration published in the UK.
Images is unique in that it is Britain’s only jury-selected illustration competition, judged by a highly regarded panel of industry experts, spanning multiple categories.
The annual celebrates illustration excellence and is distributed to a specially targeted list of international commissioners and sold worldwide.
Back in October last year I heard that two of my illustrations for The Dangerous Book of Heroes had been selected in the book category and if I’d been on the ball reporting these things I could have pointed my London based friends to the exhibition of the work (including a piece by me) at the London College of Communication which ran for a week from the 7th of September. So if you invent a time machine and are stuck for things to do you could go check that out.
Anyway, being in the book is pretty much an honour and one of the few times I get to feel like I’m maybe doing okay at this illustration malarky. Well, getting away with it anyway