COVER REVEAL!

*Cover Reveal Day*

So with today being 🌱 World Environment day I thought it the perfect excuse to introduce to you all my debut Author/illustrator book cover “Billy Conker’s Nature Spotting Adventre “ published by @theO’brienpress

🌿 Follow Billy Conker as he travels the globe in search of different environments and some of nature’s most wonderful creatures. It won’t be an easy feat. Some animals will be easier to spot than others and some, the hardest to find are now endangered. So come along and help Billy on his world wide adventures as he locates and identifies the issues facing our planets vast variety of animals🔍

This book has been a compilation of many areas I am a passionate about. Nature, wildlife, climate change and of course another chance to get my pencils and pens out.

I really hope you enjoy the cover as much as I did working on it.

Book release date: This October 2022

1 Year old today!

Happy 1 year Publication Birthday to “Ulster Fairytales and Legends” #illustration #childrenspicturebooks #childrenspicturebookillustration #childrensliterature #ulstermythology #ulsterfairytalesandlegends #ulster #northernireland #greatbrownbull #bull #irish #irishmythology #irishmythsandlegends #doodle #drawing #sketchbook #penandink #irishwriters #publication #birthday #publicationbirthday #picturebookmakersni #picturebook

Exciting new project

Sorry folks, I’m feeling I’m being super anti-social on here with my lack of posts. Rest assured I’m tinkering away in the background here on a brand new project with the wondrous @theobrienpress which I’m super excited to launching into! #kidsbookillustration #kidspicturebooks #childrenliterature #childrensbookillustration #illustration #wildlife #elephant #watercolour #penandink #drawing #picturebookmakersni #picturebookillustration #wip #newproject

2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal!

Incredibly humbled and slightly daunted to share that “Children of Lir by @laurarmaher and m’self has been nominated for the 2021 Kate Greenaway Award @cilip_uk
A HUGE thank you to all the wonderful librarians involved and to @theobrienpress for making it all possible
@bathlitagency #kategreenawaymedal #ckg21 #illustration #illustrator #kidslitart #booksforkids #irishpicturebooks #irishmythsandlegends #childrenoflir #swans #kidslit

Preview book release “Ulster Fairytales and legends”

Fresh outta’ the postman’s van! The latest book I’ve been working along side the wonderful @theobrienpress team and father/daughter writers Nicola and Peter Heaney!

Always a joy to hold a final piece in your hands but more so when you’ve enjoyed every bit of it. Out 5th October (THATS NEXT WEEK! ) via the @theobrienpress site and most local book shops.

Will have a sneak peak for you later #UlsterFairytalesAndLegends #picturebookmakersni #kidslit #kidslitart #cbi #childrensbooksireland #irishmythology #irishfairytales #irish #ulster #ulstermythology #illustration #illustrator #watercolor #sneekpeek #childrenstories

A bit about me…CBI

For anyone that fancies a gander, I was asked by the lovely folks @kidsbooksirel to write a little about m’self and why I love to work within Children’s picture books https://childrensbooksireland.ie/features/books-make-things-better-with-conor-busttil/ #kidslitart #kidslitillustration #irishchildrensbooks #irishcreatives #irishartist #childrenspicturebooks #picturebookmakersni #artscouncilireland