The Puffin blog spoke to Lauren O’Hara, illustrator of the beautifully-dark fairy tale Hortense and the Shadow, about her influences and illustrators that have inspired her work.
When I was very little, I spent hours reading a copy of the fairy tale The Snow Queen with my sister. It was illustrated by Errol le Cain, and the pictures looked so magical we half thought they actually might be. Maybe one day we’d fall into an illustration, and ride under the Northern Lights on a talking reindeer. I still get that tingly feeling when I see Errol Le Cain’s paintings – he’s enchanting.
Find out who the other 7 illustrators are > https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/articles/2017/oct/8-illustrators-i-love-by-lauren-o-hara/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral