Monday, August 17, 2015

Day 199: Drawing Papa Bear with Benji Davies

Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director.

His first self-penned picture book The Storm Whale won the inaugral Oscar’s First Book Prize in 2014 and was shortlisted for Booktrust’s Best Book Awards.

Benji studied animation at university, and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been co-editioned in many languages and countries around the world.

He lives in east London with his wife Nina

Please get in touch via: facebook, twitter or email

Illustration representation by The Bright Agency.

Clients include: Simon & Schuster, Nosy Crow, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Walker, Waterstones, Oxfam, Sainsbury’s, Channel 4.

Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit.

Her debut picture book, THE MONSTORE, is available now from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. Her other books coming soon are:

LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD (Random House Children’s, Oct 2015)
NORMAL NORMAN (Sterling, March 2016)
WAY PAST  BEDTIME (Aladdin/S&S, Fall 2016)
7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY (Disney*Hyperion, 2017)
Tara is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Her last name rhymes with “bazaar”—you can listen to Tara pronounce her name on She’s not Tara Laser-beam (although that would be awesome).

Visit Benji's website and Tara's too!

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