There are a few new snippets on my website lickens.co.uk
A sneak corner of North America for Lonely Planet Kids
Here’s a corner of the flags of the world I’ve been making for Lonely Planet. There are (as you’d expect) ever so many. Favourites include Nepal and Porto Rico, and towards the end anything that didn’t have a crest on it.
I drew this Maharaja image for The Original Metal Box Company and the wonderful Clifford Richards that you may have seen knocking around here before. Here it is made up and up at Pulse last week. It can be purchased here
PULSE was really fun this year with the first showing of our Illustrators’ Collection and three of our artists made it to the show. L-R: Barnaby Richards with Knight, Alice Lickens with Maharaja and Tor Freeman with Lizards.
Corner of a big book project I’m currently working on!
Last summer I worked on Outdoor Wonderland an activity book for kids with Ivy Press. It was a whopping big project with 80 pages to illustrate and I got to slug my way through beetles, squirrels, limpets and dens as well as instructions on how to make seed bombs and tie dye shirts. Here are a few of the spreads, it’s now widely available from good bookshops and (the dreaded) amazon.
Just before Christmas I made this map for Clear Management’s brand spanking new offices in City of London. The map is being installed on their walls, hopefully they’ll be a few photos of it in situ coming sooon.
This Saturday I’ll be over at the wonderful Dulwich Books reading my book & making tiger, racoon and crocodile masks! It’s at 11am so bring yourself and your seven and under. It’s FREE!
A small corner from my new book How To Be A Cowboy out next March from Portico Books
'Magoo's' brand spanking new booze themed print available from Triple Hop or via mister Will Astbury firstname.lastname@example.org
In a limited signed edition of 20, selling for 20 squids (that’s £20 stateside pals)
Happy Halloween one and all! Apologies for the lack of festive posting of late, I’ve been beleagued by the usual seasonal lurgy.
So update: the wonderful Column Arts Agency has organised Triple Hop a beer & illustration exhibition currently running at 14 Warren Street Gallery. My above beer bottle design for the limited edition Space Chicken (spiced pumpkin ale) is on sale there alongside nine other artists handsome art beers.
I was delighted to be asked by the Guardian to use characters from ‘Can You Dance To the Boogaloo?’ for the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Award & Young Critics Award. The prints were a massive 1.2metres and looked great at last night’s awards ceremony. Huge congratulations to winner Rebecca Stead for ‘Liar & Spy’ and all the marvellous young critics!
A sneaky bit of the beer label I’ve designed for Triple Hop show with Column Arts Agency.