Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New UK Childrens Laureate Announced

Very quickly, a big congratulations to Chris Riddell who, it was just announced, has been named the UK's new Childrens Laureate. Chris, who follows Malorie Blackman, will serve a two year term in the position. He will focus on creativity and visual literacy in childrens books; also extolling the pleasures of drawing everyday.
 “Do you have hands? Excellent. That’s a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle. Take a line for a walk, as Paul Klee said. Lose your inhibitions about drawing and just do it.”

So, a hearty congratulations... I look forward to hearing more of Chris' exploits as Laureate over the next two years!
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/09/illustrator-chris-riddell-named-uk-childrens-laureate 

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