Ally pally children’s book Award

Back in the wilds of 2018, I was asked to create the Biblio-buzz bees and background artwork for the enormously exciting Alexandra Palace UK Children’s Book Awards. The bees were made while listening to techno, which seemed to help enormously. Modulated notes often sound like bees buzzing around a hive or local park.

The 2020 award is back and I’ll be at Wood Green Library Saturday 4th January to discuss bees, drawing and the awards. Come along! 2-4pm.

Schoolchildren in the London borough of Haringey aged 9 to 12 are invited to vote for their favourite book from six titles each year.

Above, an earlier draft of the bees, with a book hive. Watercolour on paper, then scanned into Photoshop.  

The bees are also on tote bags and t-shirts! MERCH.