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Aaron Blecha

Illustrator / Character Designer / Author in Brighton

Born Creative

PRESENTED ON MAY 02, 2018
IN BRIGHTON @ VOL 30

UK Brighton-based author and illustrator Aaron Blecha, originally haled from Wisconsin in the US.  Aaron shares his early inspirations and the highly imaginative characters he creates.  Now creating characters and picture books for children, it seems that he was always on a creative path, even as a child himself.  

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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Sparklight Comics

BY MAKI YAMANE
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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La novela gráfica

BY BERNARDO FERNÁNDEZ BEF
@ VOL 45 ON FEB 25, 2016

Una breve explicación sobre lo que realmente es una novela gráfica y la labor de este tipo de narradores visuales.

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From Teacher to Illustrator

BY ANTHONY ATKINSON
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

"I'll be talking about re-invention and about how I got to where I am now"

In From Teacher to Illustrator from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26Anthony Atkinson is a published illustrator and author but illustration was not his first vocation.  In this honest and beautifully illustrated PechaKucha presentation, he shares his tale of reinvention and how he embraced his imaginative side.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 22nd, 2017. 

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Childrens Book Illustration

BY MARGARET STURTON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Margaret Sturton would like to share the amazing experience of studying children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Best Portuguese Books Design

BY BEST PORTUGUESE BOOK DESIGNS BOOK DESIGNS
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 28, 2015

"Best Portuguese Book Designs" (BPBD) aims to document, promote and value books designed, designed and produced in Portugal. 
BPBD develops its activity from a selection of books made by an independent jury. The selection is based on criteria of content and form, typography, illustration, graphic and technical production.
These selections are made available to the public through an online Archive and a set of exhibitions. "