The stories are written, the artwork is finished, the web site's been activated, and the prints are, well, printed.
And so, it is with great pleasure that, after many months of hard work on the 10 Stories project, we can now finally say that the project is live!
For those of you who haven't been following us until now, the project has brought together young writers and fully grown professional illustrators, to create some amazing artwork. The kids, all aged between 8 and 11 years old, were asked to write a short flash fiction story about anything they liked at all. We created a shortlist and our 10 artists all chose their favourite story and illustrated it in their own style. The results - both the stories and the illustrations - have absolutely blown us away.
We've then created posters and prints, featuring both the illustrations and the stories, and part of our profits go to Rockinghorse, a children's charity chosen by the young writers themselves.
The prints and posters are now available to buy on our Posters and Prints page. Follow the link to check them out!
The stories have been written. The winners have been chosen. The artists have all received their stories and instructions. Now it's time for the fun part: Receiving the artwork. It began today, as we received the first piece of artwork from Manic Minotaur, aka illustrator Scott Nellis. Scott has illustrated a story by 10-year-old Bobby, entitled The [...]
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