We have an announcement for all you Mr Gluists out there!
We are extremely excited to be introducing a new member of the team! He is from Spain, his name is Borja Bonafuente and he is a fabulously talented painter and illustrator. Have a look at this: http://www.mrletterman.es/). When I first saw these pictures, I couldn’t believe that someone could possibly have painted those images. Absolutely extraordinary!
Borja actually trained as a lawyer and loves the fact that he’s always worked as an artist, but never as a lawyer! He studied at the Art Student’s League in New York, and this is the first time that he has illustrated a book for children.
Jose felt that Borja’s illustrations could work really well within the Mr Glue framework, and talked with him about it. Borja was keen, which was great, and so he and Jose began to look at developing the Christmas story that we were aiming to get out in time for the festivities.
Over the last few weeks they have worked together. Borja has created a style that was very much his own, but that worked well with Jose’s. (And we feel it’s a great success! We hope you do too.)
It’s always an amazing experience to be part of a world that is growing. We are so keen that Mr Glue Stories becomes not just a great place for children to come and read and share, but also for the writers, illustrators and musicians who create each story to find something of value too. This is the first step!
Welcome Borja- we are so pleased you are with us!