Thursday, 19 December 2013

Rockpool Illustration Showcase

 As publisher and creative director, 
and a few other roles, at Rockpool Children's Books, 
I've begun to showcase some of the illustrative content of our books. 
We're not a huge publisher by any means, and don't have a massive list, 
but what we have got is of high quality both in story telling and illustration, 
and that's down to Sam, Heather, me and everyone else who has shown 
faith in Rockpool Children's Books and whose books 
I will work diligently with until published....
'But we in it shall be remembered - We few, we happy few, 
we band of brothers' ( actually sisters in this case )
...and if I'm now starting to quote Shakespeare 
I think it's time I departed, stage left. 
I hope you enjoy the work.
As we say, 
'Great Stories, great pictures, great books!'

Portfolio Pages - Sam Walshaw

Portfolio Pages - Heather Heyworth

Happy Christmas!

Rupert Annual Cover 2014

For 77 years children young and old have looked forward 
to their Rupert Bear Annual on Christmas day. 
I'd like to share the cover and endpapers 
of the 78th annual 
and wish you all a very Happy Christmas 
wherever you are!

Portfolio Pages - Stuart Trotter

Portfolio Pages - Stuart Trotter

Portfolio Pages - Stuart Trotter

Portfolio Pages

To highlight the quality 
of illustration in our books, 
Rockpool Children's Books will begin 
posting our Portfolio Pages.
These will feature the book cover and choice
samples from within.
To begin....