UV 2018 finalist Deborah Sheehy has signed a contract to illustrate a picture book with Starfish Bay Publishers who contacted her after seeing examples of her artwork online. The book is called ‘Ape with a Cape’ (think hairdresser rather than superhero!) and features an array of whimsical fun creatures and is due to be published in 2019.
Deborah is also currently collaborating with a London author on a picture book telling an epic tale of courage and friendship, in which a polar bear cub adventures to the South Pole to reunite with his best friend. The author had been seeking an illustrator to work with and found Deborah through the 2018 UV Anthology. ‘The Last Iceberg’ is currently under review for publication.
Deborah daily finds herself astonished and delighted at these wonderful opportunities and is deeply grateful to the UV team for the opportunity to be part of the Anthology, as well as their support, sage advice and goodwill.