Welcome to our new mentees and mentors

Illustrators from a wide range of nationalities, career stages, and skills to design their first (and in some cases second!) picture book.

February 6, 2017

Picture Hooks receives Creative Scotland & National Lottery funding

Creative Scotland National Lottery Funding helps Picture Hooks mentor aspiring illustrators for another year.

November 30, 2016

Picture Books & Design at Book Week Scotland

Illustrators and readers alike get a look-in at picture book events for Book Week Scotland.

October 30, 2016

Visual Literacy in the Classroom

Aurelie Norman explains how pictures can teach school pupils basic literacy skills.

September 26, 2016

Meet the Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek

Kasia Matyjaszek talks about her rise as an illustrator since taking part in Picture Hooks.

August 22, 2016

Picture Hooks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh Book Festival is not only about the written word – there is plenty in store for picture book fans and illustrators too.

August 3, 2016
Tags: Illustration

Picture Hooks Conference 2016 – Session 2 with Nicki Field

Nicki Field, Head of Illustration at Jelly London, talked to Picture Hooks Conference 2016 about becoming an exceptional illustrator.

June 9, 2016

Picture Hooks Conference 2016 – Session 1 with Tessa Strickland

Tessa Strickland advised a conference of budding illustrators on how to get their portfolio noticed by publishers.

May 4, 2016

5 reasons to apply for the Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme 2016

We’ll be announcing the details of the 2016 Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme at our conference next week. Here’s former mentee, Jon Bishop, on 5 reasons to apply.

April 18, 2016

Stepping Out

In the lead up to the Picture Hooks 2016 Conference, freelance illustrator Hannah Foley gives some advice on finding your voice as an emerging illustrator.

April 15, 2016