Illustrating Animal Farm 

Animal Farm is just an ordinary farm – until the animals revolt. They get rid of the irresponsible farmer. The other animals are sure that life is improving, but as systems are replaced and half-truths are retold, a new hierarchy emerges… Orwell’s tale of propaganda, power and greed has never felt more pertinent.

Award-winning illustrator Chris Mould brings George Orwell’s classic and visionary story of revolution to a brand-new audience with striking new animations in his trademark satirical gothic style.

This is a wonderful opportunity to watch this sublime draughtsman at work - Chris will illustrate some of the characters from the book live, while he talks about the process of re-imagining a world-renowned text and shares some tips on how to tackle the art of animal illustration.

Ages: 12+


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Chris Mould is an award-winning illustrator who went to art school at 16. A sublime draftsman with a penchant for the gothic, he has illustrated the gamut from picture books and young fiction, to theatre posters and satirical cartoons for national newspapers. His stunning reimagining of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Waterstones’ selection of best books of 2019 and shortlisted by Foyles’ for Book of the Year 2019.
He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, has two grown-up daughters, and when he’s not drawing and writing, you’ll find him… actually, he’s never not drawing or writing.

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