Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Kaye Blegvad

Kaye Blegvad's new book 'Dog Years' is about depression, Kaye's way of allowing people a window to see what depression is like is by creating the metaphor of owning a bad dog.
Depression is like owning a bad dog. This is a book about learning to live with that dog, training it, making peace with it, and realizing you aren't alone. 
“So many people don’t really understand mental health issues, and are so fast to judge someone who’s suffering as being lazy, or weak, or self-destructive. It’s hard to communicate what you’re experiencing when you’re in that dark place, having something solid, and from a third party, can make a big difference. That’s what motivated me to do the book – hearing that this story has helped other people feel less alone has, in turn, made me feel less alone, too.”Kaye Blegvad

 Kaye developed the book after delivering a surprisingly successful talk to the Society of Illustrators  on the theme of survival. The talk flowed easily and then developed naturally into a book. It is not Little Red Riding Hood but it so easily could be, that I have included it here.

Bernadette Watts

Bernadette Watts Little Red Riding Hood was first published fifty years ago by the Oxford University Press in 1968. There is a charming interview with Bernadette about her early life and first steps into being a published children's illustrator. Born in 1942 Bernadette was a shy child, late to go to school she was encouraged creatively by her mother who was an artist and her father who was an architect. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent with Brian Wildsmith as a tutor.

Saturday, 18 August 2018


Chinese illustrator Gudong has given little Red Riding Hood an extra dimension to her character with a goose head hoodie, an angel to try and guide her?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Júlia Sardà

Illustrations by Barcelona based Júlia Sardà for the text of Myriam Dahman Saidi and Nicolas Digard called, 'The Wolf's Secret'.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Dinara Mirtalipova

Dinara Mirtalipova is an Uzbequisan illustrator now settled in Ohio. Dinara trained in economics but her passion is for surface design and illustration. This is a beautifully gentle LRRH image with subdued tones and sleeping subjects.