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Korky Paul was born in 1951 in Zimbabwe in to a family of seven children. He enjoyed a wild and privileged childhood in the African bush veldt - and read a lot of American comic books.
 

He studied Fine Art at Durban Art School, South Africa and started work as a 'drawer' in an advertising agency in Cape Town, London and Los Angeles.
He fled to Europe and  washed up on the shores of Greece where he met a mad Scot, James Watt, working for a Greek publisher who commissioned him to illustrate a series of books teaching  English.

He then went to study Film Animation under Jules Engel at CalArts, California. He returned to Europe to work in advertising and as freelance illustrator.

He met Ron Heapy at Oxford University Press who commissioned 'Winnie the Witch' and won the Children's Book Award.

‘The Rascally Cake’ written by Jeanne Willis (Puffin) also won the Children’s Book Award For best picture book.

Korky has illustrated many other successful books for Oxford, Penguin and Random House including several anthologies of poems edited by John Foster and Michael Rosen.

He has sold more than 3 million books world wide in over 20 languages. Other awards include European Multi Media Award for the CD-Rom based on ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’, The Prix Octogenes, The Sheffield Book Award, The Critici in Erba Prize Bologna,
 Crayon de porcelaine at the St Just Salon international de la Humour  and short listed three times for The Kate Greenaway Award.

Known only to himself as the 'World's Greatest Portrait Artist', Korky regularly holds drawing workshops at libraries, schools and museums to promote and encourage his passion for drawing.

Korky has two children Zoë, studying  Sculpture at Camberwell Art School, London and Oska at high school.

Korky works and lives in Oxford with his wife, the artist Susan Moxley.

He now lives in Oxford, with his wife and two children, but every summer they live it up in Greece.

Source: Puffin Books

EAST CAMPUS

“A Korky Paul visit is better than playtime!”
Overheard remark from a pupil at  a school in England 

This is one of the many workshops I do:

http://fds.oup.com/www.oup.com/pdf/oxed/childrens/Winnie-TeachersResourcePack.pdf


A. PORTRAIT PAINTING & READING STORIES WITH KORKY PAUL
40 minutes portrait workshops x 6 per day
30-50 children per session (Average class size) 5-11 year old 

MATERIALS FOR KORKY PAUL:
Korky Paul provides digital slides on a USB memory stick 

Digital projector, laptop and screen/white wall
Suitable room that can be darkened – not wartime blackout!
Flip chart with lots of paper
Berol Large water-based markers assorted colours
Two jam jars/jugs of water for my paints 

ACTIVITY:
THE FIRST 15 MINUTES
Korky reads and act out one of his books with the aid of digital slides.

THE SECOND 15 MINUTES
Known only to himself as the worlds greatest 'Portrait Painter and Dinosaur Drawer' 
Korky draws ‘Dinosaur Portraits’ of the children 
which they can take home…!
Emphasis through out is the use of your imagination.

A. PORTRAIT TIME TABLE: Very flexible with this
Reception and Year One 30 minute sessions are preferable

1. 09.00am – 09.45am
2. 09.45am –10.20am

COFFEE BREAK

3. 10.30am – 11.10am
4. 11.15am – 12.00am

LUNCH (Down the Pub)

5. 01.00pm - 01.45pm
6. 01.45pm - 02.00pm
7. 02.00pm - 02.45pm

BOOK SIGNING AFTER SCHOOL

8. Home Time!
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DRAW THE BIG 'O' in kOrky
DRAW A NEW HAT FOR WINNIE
I will send a photo-copiable entry forms 
for The Drawing Competition:
BIG 'O' in The kOrky and
DRAW A NEW HAT FOR WINNIE

It is a drawing exercise to stretch the creativity 
and imagination of the fledging illustrators.

These can be illustrated by the pupils prior to
my visit and displayed while I am there.
I can judge the winning entries and 
present my books as prizes

Contact the publisher for book prizes.

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BOOK ORDERS 
KORKY PAUL DOES NOT BRING HIS OWN BOOKS!
I will email an order form in advance which 
you can complete and email/fax to 
your LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

http://www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch.aspx

BOOK SIGNING
Allocate a time for this. 
The end of the day when parents come
to collect the children seems best.
 
The event should be well publicised in advance.
The parents should be notified in advance too,
so they can bring in money for books.

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PUBLISHERS FOR PUBLICITY MATERIAL
These are my main publishers and may provide publicity material
and a list of my books they have published.

UNITED KINGDOM PUBLISHERS
These are my main publishers and may provide publicity material
and a list of my books they have published.

Children's Books Publicity, Oxford University Press
Email Jennie Younger (jennie.younger@oup.com) at the publicity department 
at Oxford University Press and she can help publicity material and book sales. 

Email Charlotte Armstrong (charlotte.armstrong@oup.com) to book a 
Winnie the Witch costume and  Wilbur the Cat glove puppet.

Phone: 01865 556 767
The boss at Publicity:
harriet.bayly@oup.com

Nicky Potter, Frances Lincoln
nicpot@dircon.co.uk

Victoria Roberts
Press Officer
Hachette Children's Books
338 Euston Road
London NW1 3BH
Direct Line: 0207 053 6606

victoria.roberts@hachettechildrens.co.uk

Penguin Books Children's Books Publicity,
Rhiannon Winfield
Rhiannon.Winfield@uk.penguingroup.com
Phone: 020 7010 3000

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FEES AND TIME TABLES ARE ALL NEGOTIABLE
All I ask is every effort is made to sell my books on my visit...

KORKY PAUL
illustrator

 
www.korkypaul.com

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