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Alex Willmore: Summer Events Round-up

last updated 11 September 2023

Award-winning author illustrator Alex Willmore is known for his quirky art style and humorous storytelling. His work is bold, vibrant, and full of character, and he is best known for his work on amazing picture books such as The Runaway Pea (Simon & Schuster), I Did See A Mammoth (Farshore) and One Hungry Dragon (Hachette).

This Summer, Alex has been on the road attending numerous children’s book events, including the launch of his latest book Spyceratops (Farshore), plus workshops and discussions. He shared his journey as an author illustrator, providing valuable insights into the creative process and the challenges of bringing a story to life.

title Spyceratops launches at Watersones Milton Keynes

One Hungry Dragon event at Edinburgh International Book Festival with Alex Willmore and author Alastair Chisholm

One of the highlights of Alex’s journey was to the Edinburgh Book Festival where he lead a workshop on character design. He shared his techniques for creating memorable characters that resonate with readers, providing hands-on guidance to participants who were eager to learn from his expertise.

I Did See A Mammoth event at Edinburgh International Book Festival

In addition to his workshops, Alex also participated in several discussions, where he showcased the techniques that go into crafting the perfect picture book.

title Alex standing proudly outside of Argonaut Books after perfectly painting their windows with characters from One Hungry Dragon

title Alex giving a reading at The Discover Story centre

Coming soon from Alex this autumn, his next author illustrated picture book The Party Animals is publishing on 5th October with Tate Publishing.

To work with Alex, get in contact with Freddie Dawson here.

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