Unity Books, Gecko Press, Embassy of France, Alliance Francaise and Institut Francais warmly invite you to hear
Award-winning French author/illustrator of Inside The Villains
in conversation with Wellington illustrator Sarah Wilkins.
Saturday 11th May, 10:30-11:15am
Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St.
Join these talented artists for a talk spanning the imaginative and the technical – not to be missed for all illustrators, designers and curious adults.
This event is part of the Embassy of France’s Les Petits Kiwis / Reading Kiwis Festival in partnership with Gecko Press, Alliance Francaise and Institut Francais.
ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clotilde Perrin is the award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty books for children including Inside the Villains, a lift-the-flaps book that literally takes the reader inside the most famous fairytale villains: the wolf, the witch and the giant. The book was a sensation on its release in Europe –selling over tens of thousands in only a few months –and the English edition was released by Gecko Press in October 2018.Perrin says the idea for her book came from a film about a couple who had their memories erased, giving her the idea of going right inside a character’s head and heart:“To make this book, I read and re-read an astronomical number of tales: Grimm, Perrault, Andersen, the Russian tales. I wanted my characters to be accurate and to know them better. I hulled the characters, I sought their neuroses, their anxieties, their fears, as if they were patients to be treated.”
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