Part-time lecturer Dave Shelton's book has been nominated for the prestigious book award 2012.
15 Aug 2013
Image: An illustration from A Boy, a Bear and a Boat
Book designer and illustrator Dave Shelton, who is also a part-time lecturer on the History of Design BA(Hons) course has just had his latest book A Boy, a Bear and a Boat shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Book Award 2012.
The Guardian review of A Boy, a Bear and a Boat, which he wrote and illustrated, said: “There is no doubt that this book is side-splittingly funny but it is more than that. On the surface this book is all laughs, underneath it is much deeper. Between the lines this book is a metaphor for the circumstances in which we find ourselves, spending time with people we don't like and rubbing along and not knowing what lies over the horizon.”
Having graduated with a first from History of Design BA(Hons) in 1999, Shelton went on to complete the MA Sequential Illustration course in 2006. Since then he has illustrated a range of comics and comic books such as Good Dog, Bad Dog, published by David Fickling Books. His work has also been long-listed for the Kate Greenaway and the Carnegie book awards.
Shelton is about to embark on his third course at The University of Brighton – a PhD focusing on Green Shield and Co-operative Stamps.
The winners of the Costa prize will be announced in January 2013.