Imagine drawing while having books read to you. There are no expectations of what you draw, just the freedom to do so. It’s really not such a crazy idea, and yet for so many children, the expectation is that they will sit still and be read to.
Mark speaks with illustrator Alice Priestley on drawing while being read to by her father — still to this day — getting the rhythm of language into your bones and understanding a story and its characters in order to illustrate books.
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