As part of his programme as Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch has begun filming a series of podcasts, called The Big Picture, where he discusses children’s books in general, and children’s book illustration in particular. In the first two episodes, PJ demonstrates various approaches to drawing using charcoal and discusses how he illustrated the Laureate anthology, Once upon a Place. In later episodes, he interviews illustrators Sarah McIntyre and does a live drawing as part of a joint show with Siobhán Parkinson at Hay Festival Kells.
In the latest episode, PJ talks to illustrator Chris Judge about his career in illustration.
The Big Picture podcasts can be viewed on the Laureate na nÓg Youtube channel.