The masterclass will be facilitated by three leading and award-winning illustrators and authors of children’s picture books in the UK—Benji Davies, Marta Altés and Alexis Deacon.
Picturecamp is produced and hosted by Jorge Martin, a Spanish illustrator based between London and Spain.
Chris Riddell is a British illustrator and occasional writer of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. He has won two Kate Greenaway Medals, the British librarians’ annual award for the best-illustrated children’s book, and two of his works were commended runners-up, a distinction dropped after 2002.
Books that he wrote or illustrated have won three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes and have been silver or bronze runners-up four times. On 9 June 2015 he was appointed the UK Children’s Laureate.
Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. From music videos and title sequences to advertising and picture books, Jim has worked on a variety of projects.
His first picture book, ‘Cats Ahoy’ written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book ‘Oi Frog!’
He has illustrated children’s books with Kes Gray, Michelle Robinson, Rachel Bright, Jeanne Willis, Steve Cole and comedian David Baddiel.
Jim was the 6th bestselling illustrator of 2016 in the UK.
He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London and now lives in Paris with his wife and baby daughter.
Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, gaining a first class honours degree. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust’s ten Best New Illustrators in 2008, and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.
Kitty Crowther, who is half English and half Swedish, was born in Brussels and lives in Wallonia in Belgium. She’s written and/or illustrated about forty books which have been translated into twenty languages. In 2010, Kitty won the world’s most prestigious prize for children’s literature: the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Jorge Martin is a Spanish illustrator and graphic facilitator living in London. His first book as an author-illustrator ‘J’sais quoi pas faire’ came out in France in 2014. His book ‘I’m hungry’, published by Penguin Random House came out in July 2016.
Nia Roberts is the head of Design at Nosy Crow.