Join me for a picture book illustration workshop

storyboard sample from ‘The Last Viking Returns’

I’m running a full-day picture book illustration workshop through UWA Extension.

There are four places left, so if it sounds like your kind of thing, book in and come along. Details below.


Sat Nov 15th
9:30am – 4:30pm
UWA Claremont (Western Australia)

I’ll guide you through the entire illustration process: from character designs and initial sketches, through to rough storyboards and a finished piece of artwork.

The workshop will look at the theory of picture book illustration and show how specific elements in illustrations (character, colour, line, media, lighting, point of view, composition and font) create a visual language that complements the text.

There will also be time set aside to discuss the practicalities of publishing: how to get your work in front of a publisher; how writers, illustrators and editors work together; and the pros and cons of self-publishing, e-books and traditional publishing.


You can book in at the UWA Extension website.

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at

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