Alex Hallatt

Alex HallattHow To Hire A Book Illustrator

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Illustrations are a great way to make your book stand out from the crowd. Cartoonist and writer Alex Hallatt advises what to consider when working with an illustrator, including copyright, workflow and how much you should be paying to add value to your work.


Recognising the difference between stock and bespoke illustrations.

An understanding of the need for assigning copyright or licensing illustrations and what to look for in the licence assigned.

How to get images that are appropriate for your book, in content and format.

Knowing what to expect when pricing and signing contracts for illustrations.


Alex Hallatt is cartoonist and writer. Her comic strip, Arctic Circle, is syndicated by King Features and appears in newspapers worldwide. She has provided illustrations for a variety of traditional publishers and has self-published several humour and children’s books. FAB Club is her first chapter book for children.

Alex grew up in the West Country, UK and spent many years living in New Zealand and Australia before returning to England. She is spending a couple of years in the Basque Country to learn Spanish with her American partner, Duncan and their Kiwi Jack Russell, Billie. Billie can now beg for food in English, Spanish and Basque.


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Alex Hallatt Fab Club CoverAlex is giving away 5 ebook copies of Fab Club. FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club – An Illustrated Chapter Book For 8-12 Year Olds

When Jake, Ravi, Ruth and Toby get tired of the bullies at their school, they form a club to stand up to bullying. FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club is the story of how a group of children act together to defeat the bullies and have a lot of fun in the process.

The book is an action-packed read for ages 8-12 and is heavily-illustrated with cartoons throughout.

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