On this page, you will find links to new illustrated talks I’m making available on my You Tube channel or else on associated channels, such as United Publishers of Armidale. They feature picture slides and audio. These illustrated talks are free to watch and share and are suitable for both kids and adults, and for use in schools. However they are not to be sold or used commercially in any way.
This one is about the creative and production process behind my book with illustrator David Allan, Two Trickster Tales from Russia, which was the launch title for Christmas Press in 2013. It’s narrated by both myself and David, and produced by Christmas Press for the ‘Journey of a Book’ series on the United Publishers of Armidale website.
This one below is on how some of my picture books were created.
You can find out more about the process behind some of the books at the links below:
Two Rainbows: Illustrator Michael McMahon shows some of his process: https://firebirdfeathers.com/2017/07/19/michael-mcmahon-on-creating-illustrations-for-two-rainbows/
On My Way: Illustrator Simon Howe shows some of his process: https://firebirdfeathers.com/2019/06/03/creating-on-my-way/
Building Site Zoo: Illustrator Laura Wood shows some of her process: https://firebirdfeathers.com/2017/10/12/the-creation-of-building-site-zoo-part-two-the-illustrations/
There’s A Tiger Out There: Illustrator Ruth Waters shows some of her process: https://firebirdfeathers.com/2019/07/01/creating-theres-a-tiger-out-there/
My illustrated talk on the inspirations and sources behind my retellings in French Fairy Tales: