Dapo Adeola – An interview about why crediting illustrators is really important

It is no accident that when we wrote about The Benefits Of Crediting Illustrators we put diversity at the top of the list. If, for example, an award winning Black illustrator isn’t mentioned when a national TV program is discussing one of his books then this is the opposite of inclusivity. It actually prevents some brilliant things …

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Interview with Sarah McIntyre

Sarah Macintyre photo - author and illustrator

Journalist @Indy_Sinead interviewed Sarah McIntyre about making books and #PicturesMeanBusiness for @StortfordIndie newspaper! Whole article here: https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/illustrator-sarah-mcintyre-knows-you-need-to-get-a-hat-to-get-ahead-9059258/ … “In 2015, I set up a campaign called #PicturesMeanBusiness, showing people how everyone wins when illustrators are credited properly for their work. Lots of children come to stories through pictures, but they don’t necessarily realise a real person made …

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The V&A Illustration Awards support #picturesmeanbusiness

The V&A Illustration Awards are delighted to support Pictures Mean Business and their campaign to promote the benefits of crediting illustrators for their work. Duly crediting work plays an important role in improving the visibility of an illustrator’s practice, increasing sales of a publication and enlightening readers keen to find out more. Since 1972, the Awards …

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The latest issue of Varoom includes an article on #PicturesMeanBusiness by @DerekBrazell, speaking with agent @JodieHodges31, illustrator @_JimField & publisher Kate Wilson @NosyCrow! @theaoi

Illustration campaign enters ‘phase two’

The Bookseller have been very supportive of the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign. They have followed our progress and written a lovely article about the next phase of action: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/illustration-campaign-enters-phase-two-865231  

Ben The Illustrator’s Survey

15 January 2018: Useful and insightful Illustrator’s Survey published by Ben the Illustrator for 2017, based on a survey of 1200 illustrators.