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Free exhibition from bestselling children's author in Yeovil
8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
YEOVIL'S Octagon Theatre is hosting an exhibition of the work of bestselling children's book author and illustrator, Paul Stickland until November 4.
Paul will be showing all manner of work, including the stages in the process of creating a children's book, his pop up books, new work and exciting glimpses of the future of Dinosaur Roar! as a multimedia extravaganza to be developed by the producer of Bob the Builder and The Koala Brothers!
This exciting exhibition, from a renowned children’s book illustrator, coincides with the first ever Yeovil Literary Festival.
Paul studied art at Portsmouth and Brighton, where he was taught by masters of children’s book illustration, Raymond Briggs and Chris McEwan.
He’s designed and illustrated everything from glove puppets to teapots, wrapping paper to greetings cards but the last twenty years have been spent deep in the world of children's books and publishing.
He said: “There are some great characters in the world of children's publishing and I have been very lucky to meet many of them.
"I have enjoyed success in many countries and have had great fun.
"I'm a little kid at heart, so the silliness and fun that can be had between the covers of a children's book is irresistible."
Paul is best known for his dinosaurs. Dinosaur Roar! enjoyed success all round the globe and was followed by Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, Swamp Stomp, his first dinosaur pop-up book, then Dinosaurs Galore, A Number of Dinosaurs and Terrible Dinosaurs.
He has also created many books aimed at truck, digger and tractor mad children, such as Truck Jam and Big Dig.
Then there was the three years spent creating the fabulously detailed interiors of The Christmas Bear and The Christmas Workshops.
One of his greatest joys is getting out to meet the kids. He has travelled all over the UK and US giving readings and workshops, aimed at showing and discussing the process of creating a book, showing the various stages involved from conception, the creation of characters, through roughs to final artwork, putting together in the computer and beyond.
As an extension to the exhibition Paul is inviting schools and community groups who may be interested in an author event or workshop to contact him.
Full details of what you could expect at your event and testimonials from schools and festivals are here on Paul's website: paulstickland.co.uk
Email Paul for details of rates and availability via firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Yeovil Literary Festival, contact the box office on 01935-422884, visit the website www.octagon-theatre.co.uk, or simply pop into the theatre.