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Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

I prefer pen to pencil, but actually anything that writes – so if it’s a pen the ink needs to flow evenly, or a pencil it needs to be sharp. I have a dreadful habit of picking up biros that give up halfway through a sentence or pencils that are nearly worn down. As any… Continue reading Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

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Interview with Loretta Schauer

My favourite pen or pencil would probably be a fat soft chunky graphite stick. I have quite a few, (5B to 9B), and coupled with random bits of crayon, charcoal, and scrappy brushes I use them to create messy lines and textures for my picture book characters. But the work-a-day pencil I can’t live without,… Continue reading Interview with Loretta Schauer

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Interview with Wayne Turmel

I am in awe of people who have fancy-schmancy fountain pens hand-crafted by Tibetan gnomes, or write in different colours depending on their mood.  Maybe it’s because my handwriting looks like hieroglyphics done by a crack addict, but I could never justify using anything expensive. Plus, my writing is very small and cramped, so I… Continue reading Interview with Wayne Turmel

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Interview with Helen Peters

I always use black Papermate Flexigrip Ultra pens. They’re really comfortable to write with and very reliable. I never go anywhere without two (in case one runs out – heaven forbid!) in my pocket or bag. Over the years, I’ve unconsciously developed a ‘Goldilocks’ system of notebooks. I always have a small, medium and large… Continue reading Interview with Helen Peters