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Jon Bishop, also known as The Grey Earl is an illustrator and picture book maker and has been making creative work for children and their families in Scotland for over a decade.
His clients include Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Museums, Stirling University, Visible Fictions Theatre, Stirling Photography Festival and Wildhood - A Children’s Art Festival. He has an eclectic folio but with a distinct illustrative style. His work has been shown at the National Gallery in Edinburgh as part of Picture Hooks (2015) and has performed in children’s theatre company, The Letter J, with years of experience touring venues and festivals across the UK.
He is an independent publisher of greetings cards with a modern approach, and humour at its core. Slug in a Mug is his first picture book, made with children’s author Laura Westring. With years of experience delivering community art workshops in various settings, from schools to art festivals and has developed a series of online video tutorials (The Toilet Roll Sessions) all designed to support both children and adults discover their creativity together.
(Photo credit: Jassy Earl)