Gone to the dogs!
Posted 5 months ago and submitted by Mark Bardsley | Share link: http://illo.cc/82570

My latest Amazon release, Dogs, is an affectionate look at our canine buddies through the eyes of a poet and cartoonist.
I love the multi-layered levels of meaning I can generate by illustrating my own verses, in fact for some of the poems you really have to see the text in conjunction with the images for it to make sense fully. If you know wolf-kind, this book will make perfect sense to you. I was brought up with dogs and am often mistaken for one – this book is really about family!

Dogs reveals a different breed on each double page spread (51 altogether) and as you might expect, volume 2 is in the planning stage. The book design is totally my own which makes the entire project a very personal piece of art.

Other things being planned are an illustrated sketch book of poems about the nature of Shropshire where I grew up and a string of animal poetry books like Dogs and its predecessor Pet Poems. Tie-ins include a variety of craft products and gift items.

Mark Bardsley
Children's Illustrator
Llanfyllin, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1938500506

I started illustrating back in 1983 and in between now and then have run a theatre, built musical instruments, recorded music and written poetry. My current work tends to be aimed… Show more.

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