Axel Scheffler

Want to be the next Axel Scheffler or Garry Parsons? Top children’s illustrators share their tips

Illustrating children’s books is a notoriously competitive industry to get into. Given Barnes spent the weekend heaving with artistic talent it seemed only fair to garner some advice for anyone starting out. So we asked four seriously renowned illustrators for their golden rules for any aspiring artists. “My Golden Rule is that anything that happens […]

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Creator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler on the art of illustrating picture books

The Gruffalo illustrator talks to Arno Bryant about bringing characters to life. Since teaming up with children’s author Julia Donaldson in 1993 to bring The Gruffalo to life, Axel Scheffler, the German illustrator, has become a household name. To date this worldwide bestseller has sold more than two million copies, been turned into a short

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