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Michael Foreman Profile

Rather shamefully missed this at the weekend. I blame the brouhaha surrounding World Book Night.
Joanna Carey's profiles of illustrators cry out to be collected into a single volume one of these days.
Amongst other observations she makes about Foreman, she says this:

He's worked with countless authors, but most productively with Michael Morpurgo. They met originally to discuss a little book about a donkey, but that was shelved in favour of a much bigger project, Arthur, High King of Britain. With its stirring full-on illustrations depicting pounding hooves, clashing steel, magic and romance, this was the first of many collaborations - 25 books so far. It's a very creative, empathetic partnership: they have a lot in common, including (overlapping) memories of the war years which have inspired so many of their books.

The footnote to the piece reads:
"Next week, online only, Joanna Carey meets the Japanese illustrator Satoshi Kitamura."
So take note, lest I fail to include the link.

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