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Illustration Insights Podcast – Illustration Block Party 2018 Edition! (Ben Newman)

Ben Newman is an illustrator and author who in his own words spends his days 'drawing cats'. He travelled up to Manchester and spent some time with us, so we recorded it.

The Ben Newman Illustration Insights Podcast is an ideal listen if you looking to learn about Children’s Book illustration. And all the highs and lows involved in it.

Additionally, Ben is an entertaining guy so you won’t be let down…

Having graduated from the University of Bristol, Ben spent some time in London and following feeling ‘burned out’. Relocated to Hastings and has never looked back.

In the Illustration Insights Podcast episode also elaborates on how he avoids procrastination, how he keeps his work fresh by taking on new self initiated projects. And the life of being an illustrator whilst having kids.

The Ben Newman Illustration Insights Podcast Minutes

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Illustration Block Party Minutes by Emma Reynolds

Ben also talks about the battles he’s had with companies ‘knicking’ his work, how he’s built personal connections through being in London and beyond and why it’s important to always be working. Additionally Ben talks about never doing ‘bad’ work, and why that’s important.

If you haven’t seen Ben’s work, you really should.

By working on an illustration concept which is specific to Ben’s focus on his passions, he’s built a brand with Nobrow Press and their Children’s imprint Flying Eye Books.

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Listen to the Ben Newman Illustration Insights Podcast

This is the seventh episode of the Illustration Insights series and there will be plenty more to follow. The sixth was from Dan Woodger. Each episode explores the views and insights of some of the globes most prolific illustration talent.

We want to highlight each person’s journey, their experiences and where you can learn from them.

You can listen below and if you like what you here, please subscribe and we can send you the latest episodes. That and we can track and monitor every aspect of your life. Only joking… or are we?

If you want to attend the next Block Party, you can buy tickets here.

We hope you enjoy.



Check out more of Ben's work on his site.



I'm co-founder of Crazy Animal Face, host of the CAF Podcast, and compere of our CAF events. My views are my own.

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