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Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

If you’re a reader of The Big Issue, then you’ll know the latest edition, available from street vendors now, features a comic strip telling the moving story of one of them, adapted by the team who brought us the brilliant, award-winning but harrowing graphic novel of two migrants deadly journey from Africa to Europe, ILLEGAL.
I caught up with co-writer Andrew Donkin to ask him about this special project – and he teased me with some great news about another graphic novel he’s working on that I was delighted to hear about…Continue reading Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

A panel from "Illegal" the graphic novel by writers Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano

In Review: Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin, with art by Giovanni Rigano

Writers: Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin Art: Giovanni Rigano Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books Out: Now Review by Jonathan Rigby of Page 45, Nottingham The Book: This is an award-winning powerful and timely story about one boy’s epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From EoinContinue reading In Review: Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin, with art by Giovanni Rigano

A panel from "Illegal" the graphic novel by writers Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano

Graphic novel “Illegal” nominated for Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal

Nominations have just been published for the country’s oldest children’s book awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal – and both lists include nominations for Illegal, the graphic novel written by former Irish Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer and children’s author and graphic novelist Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Italian artist, Giovanni Rigano. The nominations in bothContinue reading Graphic novel “Illegal” nominated for Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal

Illegal Graphic Novel - Sample Art

Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin’s stunning graphic novel “Illegal” on Red Dot Awards Short List

Illegal, the brilliant graphic novel written by former Irish Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer and children’s author and graphic novelist Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Italian artist, Giovanni Rigano, is among the short-listed books in this year’s Red Dot student choice book awards, an annual event organised by The International School Libraries Network (ISLN) in Singapore. This isn’t the first time thisContinue reading Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin’s stunning graphic novel “Illegal” on Red Dot Awards Short List