Monday, 9 February 2009

John Harris science fiction and fantasy

John Harris has recently produced some more pastel drawings and we've added those to his illustration portfolio as examples of a different approach. He usually works up his initial idea as a pastel drawing before approaching an oil painting. It seems that one publisher rather liked this stage and has used the pastel instead of the painting.

Varmints Awards

The Varmints book has won another award. The Green Earth Book Award is presented by Salisbury University in Maryland - and Varmints has been chosen for the picture book category.
"The Newton Marasco Foundation, in partnership with Salisbury University in Maryland, created the Green Earth Book Award to promote books that inspire a child to grow a deeper appreciation, respect and responsibility for his or her natural environment. This is an annual award for books that best raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility that we have to protect it."

The book has also been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The film continues to attract awards at animation festivals and was nominated for a Bafta. Marc Craste, Sue Goffe and members of the Studio AKA team attended the celebrations at the Royal Opera House last night but the award was won by Aardman for A Matter of Loaf and Death. Congratulations to them.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

John Harris originals for sale

We are currently working on a new collection of John Harris original art which will be offered for sale on this site in the next weeks. Many are book cover art commissioned for science fiction covers but watch this space for those and more.