Artist Marie-Alice Harel had always wanted to illustrate The Neverending Story. So, when the commission came up to illustrate the Folio edition, she knew she had to do it – despite her ever-increasing workload! In this blog, Harel explores her inspiration and process illustrating Michael Ende’s magical story.
The Folio Book Illustration Award offers the opportunity for aspiring and established illustrators to provide one piece of artwork in response to The Fliers of Gy. Meet the judges who will be choosing the five runners-up and the overall FBIA winner.
Having received over 650 entries from 56 countries, the four judges had quite the task to whittle the entries down to just five shortlisted artists and one winner. In this fascinating blog the judges, Art Directors Sheri Gee and Raquel Leis Allion, and teacher at the New York School of Visual Arts, Yuko Shimizu, explain what they were looking for, and how they made their selections.
When we realised that Cicely Mary Barker’s charming Flower Fairy stories were no longer available anywhere in the single volumes they were originally presented in, we couldn’t resist giving the collection the full Folio experience.