Blog Trotting

An awesome April 5 to you all.

This past week all kinds of madness has been taking place in the office, as the programme opened to Friends. We’re thrilled to finally get the Hay Fever programme out there and hear what you all think.  So, we thought we’d celebrate (seriously, any excuse) with a little adventure around a few of the blogs from artists appearing this year.

If you know of anymore point us in the right direction…

The Etherington Brothers (pictured here) – boy, oh boy do these lads have some energy?! But what would you expect from a team who have created comic material for Transformers, Star Wars, Wallace and Gromit, Terminator Salvation, Dreamworks’ Monsters Vs Aliens, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar? Btw, the list goes on.

Meg Rosoff – a window into Meg’s world.  A real treat to see not only what she’s working on currently, but also to sample snatches of cover artwork and extracts.  She’s on the Carnegie shortlist this year, so definitely check out the snippet of There Is No Dog posted.  She’ll be chatting to The Telegraph’s Gaby Wood about it come May.

Candy Gourlay – one of Hay Fever’s fresh new voices for 2011.  We can’t wait to see her pics from Hay when she visits on Monday 30 May.

Geraldine McCaughrean – such a wealth of knowledge about children’s books and a shared joy from random finds on eBay.  She’ll be chatting with Candy and Sarah McIntyre on Monday 30 May.

Patrick Ness – wonderfully he updates regularly with news.  We seriously don’t know how we would survive without knowing what was coming next, and we’re so not alone!  He’ll be sitting down with David Almond on Saturday 28 May.

Hannah Shaw – Weasels Measles!  We love this blog for it’s name alone (though her awesome preview sketches help too!) Plus we might be a little bias with Hannah being our oh-so-cool illustrator this year an’ all.  Hannah will be with us across the first weekend, so make sure you say hello.

Caroline Lawrence – a brand new blog for her brand new Western Mysteries series.  There’s no tumbleweed here!  Polish your spurs for Wednesday 1 June.

Lauren St. John – a wonderful sneak peek behind the scenes of Blue Peter in her last post, as she joined Barney and Andy to celebrate winning BP’s 2011 Book of the Year Award.  We’ll be hearing all about Laura Marlin on Wednesday 1 June.

Sarah McIntyre – one of the most prolific bloggers we know.  Stop by and see all her adventures.  Our fave atm are the sketches of the awesome project (Monsterville) she’s working on for the Discover Centre.  She’s in Hay on Tuesday 31 May, peeps, get it in the diary.

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