After a good month of preparation, The London Illustration Fair 2014 finally exploded into the Hoxton arches and seemed to be over all too quickly! The fair ran for 3 days over the weekend and saw huge numbers through the doors (Saturday was absolutely manic). Most of the illustrators (including myself) spent most of their time at their stalls, but we did all get to meet each other and geek out about all things illustration (As well as doing print swaps at the end of the show)
“I felt truly honoured over the weekend, when people told me that my work was an inspiration to them.”
Highlights for me included being interviewed by a young journalist student by the name of Max Gayler who had a very natural interview technique which made him a pleasure to talk to. I also quite like a talk, so it is no surprise that over the weekend I had chats with literally hundreds of people. Many of these were illustration students/practitioners asking advice about being a freelancer. I felt truly honoured over the weekend, when people told me that my work was an inspiration to them.
However, after all that and more, my main highlight has to have been the moment I was interviewed by a Turkish news channel. Who knows if I will ever see that footage, but hopefully I might get a few fans of my work from Turkey! A big thanks to all the organisers of the event and all the people who came down to visit. Also, lovely to meet so many amazing illustrators all working hard at what they love.