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My blog is about writing and illustrating children's books which I have been doing since 1974. www.gillianmcclure.com has all my books. I also have another blog: www.paulcoltman.blogspot.com where I publish my father's poems.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Zoë’s Boat has been designed as a read aloud picture book for very young children in graphic novel style. Now, the coloured artwork is nearly complete, I have handed over to typographic designer, Lisa Kirkham, to ponder the style of the text frames – should there be a frame with an outline, just a faded rectangle or  simply text on image? I think I prefer the faded rectangle used here as it integrates enough with the picture frames and stylized trees and water yet isn’t over emphatic.  


  1. Lovely work Gillian! The graphic novel format is a challenging medium, well done!

  2. Thank you, John, for your encouraging words. Yes, it's indeed a'challenging medium' - in all sorts of ways - especially to the eyes. I was silly to do the artwork to size.