Oliver Jeffers, recipient of the Hay Medal for an outstanding body of work: “I think that [using tablets] discourages kids from going outside and playing and interacting with each other and I think that’s more important than being technically savvy at a young age”
Jeffers, who was today awarded the Hay Medal for an outstanding body of work, in a presentation from Hay Fever director Mary Byrne, admitted that iPads can serve a purpose, however.
"I use an iPad for presenting because it’s easier to show the flick between slides and to actually draw; so for that it serves a purpose, it serves an end. I have a need, an objective and that meets that objective.
"For making the art for my books I think that it serves again as another medium so I don’t necessarily make a book completely out of Photoshop but I will use it as a post- production tool."