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Alex T. Smith
Illustrator and Author
Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling ‘Claude’ series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and begins airing as a TV show – made by production company Sixteen South – on Disney Junior in 2018. Alex’s newest series, ‘Mr Penguin’, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex is widely-recognised for his work illustrating classics: he won Children’s Book of the World Illustration Award 2016 for his illustrations in a new edition of ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’. Alex has also won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.
Don’t Forget the Creator
Taking the popular picture book 'Claude', we explore the creator's perspective on developing a book for TV and beyond. Adaptation for TV is creatively demanding as well as a commercial challenge. Hearing from Author, Publisher, Producer and Broadcaster the session will explore how each stakeholder approached the key creative issues in translating Claude form page to screen.