My second academic proposal was accepted, so I'll be presenting at the symposium Arthur Rackham in Sussex on his 150th birthday on the 16th of September 2017. The event is to be held at Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. The presentation is based on the Golden Age of Illustration artist Arthur Rackham, and will feature content from interviews I'm conducting with current illustrators and artists. I'm very much looking forward to it - more on this soon.
My third academic proposal, for a conference called Illustrating Identity/ies, which is to be held in France this November, has been rejected. I wish everyone whose work was accepted all the very best but it's unlikely I'll be able to make the trip as an attendee due to teaching commitments. The paper was to feature Burning Zebra and friends in an analysis of my personal practice over the past thirteen years. Poor BZ! The old chap is getting a bit long in the tooth, and sometimes his knees don't bend like they used to. However, he shouldn't feel too dim, as mittens-crossed the content from this proposal may pop up somewhere else in another form.