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John Shelley began his illustration career in London, his first picture book being shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. From 1987 he lived in Tokyo, where his work has been used in everything from advertising to character merchandising and editorial, while his children's book illustrations have been published in countries around the globe.
Most of his work is based around hand-drawn pen and ink images, though techniques range from traditional line and watercolour to graphic images utilising computers.
Now once more based in the UK, he still maintains close ties with Japan...
Clients have ranged from Japan (Fukuinkan Shoten, Hyoronsha, Hayakawa Shobo, Tokuma Shoten, Hikari no Kuni, Kodansha etc) to UK (Andersen Press, Jonathan Cape, Scholastic, Egmont, Frances Lincoln etc) and USA (Simon & Schuster, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Front Street, Charlesbridge etc).
Advertising clients in Japan have included animated TV commercials for Mitsubishi Electric Group, Mitsubishi Real Estate and Harajuku Zelkova Avenue. Major Press Campaigns have included: Parco Dept Store, Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Sony, Mitsukansu, NHK, Coca Cola, Japan Railways East, Apple Japan, Suntory, Menicon, Kirin, Komatsu, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, O’s Town, Toyota, Family Mart, Keio Dept Store, Hankyu Dept Store, Kodak, Laox, Wacol, Heiwa, Orix, Tokyo International Car Show, Tokyo Pet Show, Sangenjaya Daidogei, Kikkoman, Nichiban etc etc.
Laura Jacobsen's illustrations have appeared in several picture books, many magazines and dozens of classroom readers. She has switched from traditional media to the computer and is enjoying no longer sneezing rainbows. She, her husband and two canine studio assistants live in the desert Southwest.
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