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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

Nature in Lockdown day#3

Great to hear any conservation story when something comes back from the brink. So to hear that for the first time in 250 years that the White tailed Eagle was spotted over south- west England is a triumph I think. Needless to say there’s always one or two residences that might not take it too well…

“Eagles over England”