|Taken from Chris Riddell's website|
I am sure you have guessed what this post is about? Well, if not, I am still going to loudly tell you that I got to meet and interview my favourite illustrator/author/person in the entire book world (besides the great Dahl or Suess). Yes. Yes. I got to meet Mr Chris Riddell. It didn't simply just happen, so before I carry on, I have to thank Tarryn Talbot.
|Yes, this is a portrait of Tarryn.|
I also want to thank Tamarin from I Want a Dodo, who so wonderfully (as she always does) arrived to help hold a camera, get my books signed when I had to rush off, and is just all round awesome. She even went so far as to capture pictures from his doodle book.
While I had big plans to make a video of my interview, and frame Mr Riddell's artwork, it didn't really end up like that. Which is why I owe most of the post to these two lovely ladies (and Mr Riddell of course!).
During his author tour, Chris Riddell, charmed and captivated audiences around the country with his vivid and gorgeous illustrations. Rightly named the Children's Laureate for 2015-2017 (you can follow his Laureate Log on Instagram) I got the profound opportunity to interview him in front of a growing crowd of children at Love Books. If you haven't managed to get your hands on a Riddell book, I suggest you do. You can find a list of his books here.
It's not a blog post without a signed book (or books), in my opinion.
I even got my very own Riddell original!!!