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James Albon

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Contact: james-albon@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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James Albon is a British illustrator and author of graphic novels. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London, was awarded the Gwen May award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012 and was a finalist in the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize in 2017 for his comic Madame et Me.

His graphic novels include Her Bark & Her Bite (2016) and A Shining Beacon (2019), and he has also illustrated Folio Society editions of Of Mice and Men, The Blue Flower, and Parade’s End. His editorial illustration clients include The Guardian, The Financial Times, Libération (Albon is a French language speaker), and the Wall Street Journal

(Photo credit: Kim Hoang/TCAF)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Live drawing; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

English as an additional language (EAL)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Friendship; Loneliness & isolation; Picture books; Politics; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+