Here at LGP HQ we’re extremely busy getting ready for the Make It Up pop-up at the end of this month! We’re taking over No Walls Gallery from 29th August to 3rd September. Designs are being laid out, pencils are being sharpened, and places for our free storymaking and illustration workshops are filling up fast. (There are still a few spots left each day, so get in touch soon to book your child’s place.)
Each day at lunchtime, we’ll be hosting writers- and artists-in-residence who will be scribbling and sketching away, continuing a massive collaborative story.
So, without further ado, here are our resident writers and artists:
Kate worked as a TV reporter and producer for the BBC – including Newsround – before becoming an author. She’s written sixteen books, including the Soul Beach thriller trilogy for teenagers, nine novels, and four non-fiction health and recipe books. She lives in Brighton, is a volunteer for LGP, and loves beaches, brownies and border terriers.
Ed Hogan is from Derby. He has written several novels, including Blackmoor, The Hunger Trace, and Daylight Saving. He lives in Brighton with his family.
Published novelist and prize winning short story writer, Bridget Whelan has taught creative writing on university courses, in draughty church halls and under a Mediterranean sun. She has also been Writer in Residence at a Brighton community centre serving the unemployed and low waged, and an online agony aunt for budding short story writers. Bridget’s bestselling guide Back to Creative Writing School has been called a bubble bath for jaded brains and the creative writing bible…
Liverpool born, Laura is a taff at heart. Her novel, Public Battles, Private Wars, was a Welsh Books Council Book of the month; Redemption Song, was published in January and was a Kindle top twenty. The Family Line is a family drama set in the near future, looking at identity and parenting. ‘It will haunt your dreams’ – Books at Broadway. Alongside writing, she works as an editor and runs workshops on the art of fiction.
Helen is an award-winning illustrator of over 30 kids’ books, a fine-artist and a lover of maps. She currently works above a milkshake shop!
Phil is an illustrator who usually specialises in character design. Working in games (card & video), television, fashion and toys he’s created countless characters. He also writes and used to create the adventures of Korky the Cat in the Dandy. He’s a great fan of bright colour too so you may want to bring your sunglasses
Jaime is an award winning cartoonist/illustrator who lives in Brighton. In 2015 he illustrated Think Like Churchill, a graphic novel app for iPad/iPhone. Jaime also writes and draws The Afanc…the adventures of a Welsh lake monster who looks suspiciously like a beaver.
Inko is a Brighton-based Japanese manga artist, who graduated Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Hybrid manga artwork between Western & Eastern art!
Chie Kutsuwada was born in Japan. After graduating from Royal College of Art, she is now based in Brighton working as a professional manga artist. She attends regular manga-related events and runs manga workshops at various institutions around UK such as the British Museum and the V&A.