1. Morning! Its nearly the weekend (Hurrah!) and tomorrow Im very excited to be selling my wares at the ELCAF, the East London Comics & Arts Festival, run by the lovely lads and ladies at Nobrow Press!

    I’m so chuffed to be sharing the stall with lots of talented illustrators and designers from our collective ‘Brolly Lolly’ check us out here——

    http://www.brollylolly.com/

    and a Link to the Elcaf site is here—-

    http://www.elcaf.co.uk/

    Im hoping for a jam packed day of selling, buying, admiring and inspiration. Come swing by our stall and say Hi!

     
  2. My art editor at Simon & Schuster, the wonderfully Lovely Lizzy Bromley sent me through the case sample for the book jacket i design for them last year, to be published in August. LOOOOOOoooksie, my Type in gold! I cant wait to see the finished thing! 

     
  3. Me and my boyfriend Luke took a little excersion to London a while back to go to the V&A and the Natural history museum, AND look what we stumbled accross in the V&A gift shop! proud moment ^_^

     
  4. ! My card designs for Ohhdeer are in the V & A shop ^_^ Happy moment!

     
  5. Hellloooo! Its been a whole month since i last update this blog, i’ve been swamped with a new commission and doing up my new flat, ripping out kitchen units and boring adult stuff like that! 

    This weekend was a lovely sunny and chilled weekend how ever, spending time with my boyfriend who turned 31 two days ago. And i just wanted to share my bargain of the weekend, this £1 bargain may i add, in the form of this amazing 1950’s children’s book with colours and illustrations that will melt your eyeballs off with joy!

    check out these beautiful prints, guhhhh! such inspiration ^_^

    Best in children’s books, published by Nelson Doubleday inc, in 1958. 

     

  6. Best in children’s books, published by Nelson Doubleday inc, in 1958. 

     

  7. Best in children’s books, published by Nelson Doubleday inc, in 1958. Illustration by Leonard Weisgard

     
  8. Best in children’s books, published by Nelson Doubleday inc, in 1958. Illustration by Leonard Weisgard

     
  9. Best in children’s books, published by Nelson Doubleday inc, in 1958. Illustration by Leonard Weisgard

     
  10. Here a few single covers and an album cover i did for Cambridge locals ‘Fuzzy Lights’ released by Manchester record label ‘Little Red Rabbit Records’.

    Check them out here—-

    http://www.fuzzylights.com/

    and you can buy the album or singles here—-

    http://www.littleredrabbit.co.uk/

     
  11. Wayhey! The audacious chaps at Ohhdeer have done a wee interview with me about me and my works! ^_^ 

    check the interview out here———>

    http://ohhdeer.com/blog/interview-melissa-castrillon

     
  12. Where i work + cat = lengthy procrastination. 

     
  13. Check out our stand at the ‘Bologna children’s book fair’! what and experience and so many beautiful books on show by my talented class mates :)

    Mx

     
  14. This is a new screen print from my Rapunzel book. Its spread six and perfectly sums up how i felt half the time at the Bologna children’s book fair at all of my meetings…pure terror! 

    The book fair was great though! and i had 10 meetings in total with some of my favourite publishers from the continent. It was a great experience and there were soooo many beautiful books and so many publishers with an utterly heart warming passion for children’s books and book arts. I cant wait til next year’s :>)

     
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