Well, that’s the first story of the year finished, and very easy it was too: I wrote it on my ‘phone one night when I couldn’t sleep, and then Sarah McIntyre slaved away for hours and hours turning it into twelve beautifully illustrated episodes. You can read the whole thing on her blog (and she’s also written about the pony books she loved as a child, and included many photos of her small equestrian self).
We had a lot of fun coming up with this! Hopefully it won’t be the last we’ll see of Kevin – we’re just taking a breather while we decide what his next adventure should involve.
Writer Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre will talk about their collaborative partnership and how they have worked with other writers and illustrators. Do publishers help or hinder artistic relationships by keeping writers and illustrators apart? Are suggestions, from either side of the fence, ever welcome?
Tickets are £10 online or £12 offline for members of the SOA, and £15/£18 for non-members. Full details here.