Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre celebrated the launch of their fourth collaboration Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair (Oxford University Press, £8.99) in London’s Southbank on Friday 16th September and announced the first #PicturesMeanBusiness Talk Show to be held at the Imagine Children’s Festival in February 2017.
Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair is set on Funfair Moon amongst the dodgems, the Space Twizzler and the Switchback of Doom.
The first #PicturesMeanBusiness Talk Show will be curated and hosted by Sarah McIntyre for an audience of children age 8+, inviting illustrators onto the sofa for an event of collaborative live drawing and interviews. At an age when many readers start to move away from pictures in books, McIntyre and guests will demonstrate why pictures and visual literacy remain relevant and important for all ages and all readers, including reluctant and dyslexic readers.
Reeve and McIntyre’s books have become synonymous with celebrating the ways in which words and pictures both complement and elevate each other. As co-authors Philip and Sarah work collaboratively on all aspects of their books, placing words and pictures on equal footing, a concept central to Sarah McIntyre’s #Pictures Mean Business campaign.