Innovating in illustration – Robert Frank Hunter and Zoë Aubugeau-Williams, Nobrow

Posted on June 5, 2017

The enormously talent Robert Frank Hunter joined Zoë Aubugeau-Williams of Nobrow to talk about the relationship between the illustrator and publisher. Selling and creating is a collaborative process between people in all areas of publishing – here are some of the ways that we all work together.

Hunter’s journey into picture book publishing started through other illustration work – it could be worth doing different projects to show off your talents.


To start a picture book, drawing roughs can help you imagine how the narrative and layout will work together…


Look ahead! Hunter also experimented with spot colours before adding colour to his drawings, so he could predict how the book would look after printing.


How about using technology to simplify your own art process?


How can you use your skills to help promote the book? Illustrators can be valuable beyond the page…

It’s important to think about where your picture book might end up…


This is the first part of a series of recaps from Picture Hooks Conference 2017: Inside Publishing. Click here to read more tweets from the day and interviews with the conference speakers. 

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