Finding an illustrator is proving to me much harder than I expected. Of course I'd love to be able to pay Quentin Blake or a full time professional illustrator but it's all a question of budget.
I've realised that although I can get by doing the illustration myself, I don't have the time, and that my time is better spent on writing and running Smallfish Books. Preparing all the materials and communications for next years Bologna Children's Book Fair is also very time consuming.
Anyway, I'll post some illustrations from the people I'm talking to, and I'd appreciate any feedback.