By Rebecca Markwick, on 29 June 2021
Bonnie talks about her love of books and illustration, how she sees pictures as she reads, and how reading brings her joy.
This week I chat with illustrator and artist Bonnie Hawkins. We discuss how reading has saved her life, how illustrations appear in her head as she reads, her love of illustrated books, and whether drawing is therapeutic.
This week’s episode artwork is the drawing that started Bonnie’s illustration career.
Works and people mentioned in the episode
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
Fairies by Brian Froud and Alan Lee
Masquerade by Kit Williams
Grimm’s Fairytales Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb
East o’ the Sun West o’ the Moon