Competition for Illustrators

Welsh Books Council

Competition for Illustrators - 29 September 2010

The book, set in Haverfordwest shortly after the end of the Second World War, is provisionally titled  The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest,  and it features the adventures of a gang of mischievous eight-year olds. Brian has been in touch with a number of established book illustrators, but has found nothing that quite matches his requirements. Undeterred, he has now widened his search.

"We all know that west Wales is crammed with exceptionally talented artists, young and old," he says. "Out there I'm sure there is somebody who can provide illustrations that capture the charming innocence of the  Just William  books and combine this with the wit and bravado of Quentin Blake. I need six line drawings and a colour book jacket. The winner will get a number of prizes including a cheque for £200. The last date for entries is Wednesday 20th October, and the winning artist will see the complete book in print in good time for Christmas." Any local artist aged 17 or over can enter the competition, and Brian will send further details on request. Enquiries should go to: Greencroft Books at

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