It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for Pass the Book Baton. Every week Alphabet Soup features a book creator who will answer one question before throwing a new question to the next Friday visitor. (It’s kind of like a book relay in slow motion.)
Today we are extra excited about the book baton being passed to Tom Jellett. Instead of running with it … he started illustrating … keep reading for his illustrated answer (and question) below!
Tom has been the editorial illustrator for a number of Australian newspapers, is the illustrator of many wonderful picture books, and has also illustrated some of your favourite chapter books.
Here are just some of the books he has illustrated:
Last week Danny Parker asked:
If you could swap your skills as an illustrator for the skills of another art form — what would you want to swap with and why?
And who or what has been the biggest influence on your work — you have such a distinctive style — I’m looking at My Dad Thinks He’s Funny as i write this!
How did you come up with your ‘look’?
Tom Jellett replies:
And now Tom Jellett passes the book baton to the next Friday visitor — Tamsin Janu. Tamsin is the author of Figgy in the World, its sequel — Figgy and the President, and a new book called Blossom.
Check in every Friday for mini interviews with children’s authors and illustrators.
Happy Book Week!
Illustrations in this post are copyright Tom Jellett 2017.