Sunday, 2 May 2010

Paul Howard - Children's Illustrator - New Debut Fiction - Superfly





About the Illustrator/Author
Paul Howard’s charming illustrations have won him acclaim from both the publishing industry and children across the world. Paul was born at home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on April Fool’s day in 1967 and went on to study a Graphic Design course that specialized in illustration. Paul’s career in illustration began when he was asked by a friend to do some drawings for a book. Paul went on to illustrate another book...and another...and another. Paul has won numerous awards including a ‘Best Book To Read Aloud’ Blue Peter Award for "The Bravest Ever Bear" by Allan Ahlberg. He has also won a Primary English Award for Kathy Henderson's "Year in the City" and "Full, Full, Full of Love" by Trish Cooke was shortlisted for the 2004 Sheffield Children's Book Award.

Paul Howard's First New Series For Egmont Press - Published 2011

After 19 years as an illustrator, Paul Howard has proved he's a man of more than one extraordinary talent with the news that Egmont Press have signed up his debut fiction series, Superfly.Written and illustrated by Paul, the series will chronicle the adventures of Superfly a tiny insect super-hero who pits his wits against Bugville's dastardly villains including the colourful Electro Slug. The books will have black and white illustrations, in a distinct new direction for Paul and be targeted at both boys and girls aged 7+.Egmont Press's Fiction Publisher Leah Thaxton is delighted with her latest acquisition:"I have long admired Paul's work – but the moment I saw a fragment of the script that was Superfly, I was truly bowled over. How has Paul managed to keep a lid on this kind of talent and irrepressible humour for so long?!"Paul Howard illustrations feature in some of Egmont Press's best known picture books, including Jill Tomlinson's bestselling The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.The first Superfly title is scheduled to be published in January 2011 and the second in August of the same year.

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