So I’ve been gone a while from my blog. Sorry about that! Mainly, I’ve been working on ‘OneBigStory’ a local project set up in Durham involving 300 children from 10 local Primary Schools. The children worked together, a chapter per school, to create one big story. The story is then written up, illustrated and published so each child can have a copy, and so the book is o sale. Pretty ambitious, huh?
I illustrated the book, based on the children’s illustrations and it was published a few weeks back. Probably the best way to introduce the project is through this video…
The children created the content of the book in workshops, and then Seymour Jacklin, a local writer, pulled the script together, and Christina Maiden (Off the Page Drama) directed the entire project. Both were an absolute delight to work alongside!
I took thousands of photos during the project, too, and have found it a bit tricky to narrow down to just a few to show you, but below are some aspects of the project that has absorbed rather a lot of time this Autumn!
Above ^^ a child’s drawing of a character called ‘Hobo Dave’. Below, the published version of the character, ‘Hobo Dave’ as drawn by me! (He looks frightening, but he is quite friendly really…)
Above ^^ proud pupils with their work during the workshop sessions. Below, children admire the finished project – their very own copy of the book!
You can purchase the book on Amazon here… One Big Story on Amazon