Music in beauty and sorrow…an elegant memoir of life in China

The authors of ‘Little Leap Forward’ have kindly sent me some photos of their performance and reading at Liverpool Philharmonic for The Children’s Bookshow last Tuesday.  As you can see, Little Leap Forward is no longer so little and appears huge, loud and proud projected on to the back panel of the beautiful Art Deco…

Little Leap Forward comes to the Liverpool Philharmonic

Several years ago now, the internationally acclaimed musician Guo Yue and his wife Clare Farrow collaborated to write their award-winning book, Little Leap Forward (Barefoot Books) which I had the pleasure to illustrate. After many awards, a stage show and an inclusion in the 7 Stories list ‘Diverse Voices’ – the top 50 culturally diverse books…

Welcome to Helen Cann Illustration News!

It’s a new year and there are lots of exciting things happening already! Just as the ‘Picture This’ exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond has finished, another show is starting at JS Peters in Birmingham. It should run for the duration of February and is showing a selection of illustrations from ‘Mother and Daughter’…