Jim Peacock creates a Buzz
6 March 2012
Jim Peacock was recently asked by a neighbour if he could give them a hand…before he could say Beehive illustration he was fully kitted out, head to toe in a bee suit with a smoker in his hand.
"What an experience" said Jim "For most of the time the bees were quite calm but you could hear the buzzing get louder when they got impatient. The scariest bit was the apprehension of being stung, I was told it didn't hurt but my neighbour's husband was rushed to hospital after suffering a serious reaction!"
Although Jim wasn't stung he suffered from ants in his pants (or bee suit) after standing on a nest! He collected over 70 litres of honey……Yummy!
Working with Beehive Illustration has been a dream. One of the best parts of creating the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series has been seeing the staggering artwork develop into stunning final pieces that have always exceeded my hopes and expectations. It has been a huge pleasure working with such a talented, professional and friendly team.Chris Callaghan - Author of Harper Collins Shinoy and the Chaos Crew
We are very proud to announce that 'A Letter from Tashi: A Snow Leopard Tale', illustrated by Beehive's Jan Smith and written by Carrie Hasler is a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner!
Welcome to our brand new feature, where we'll be taking you 'under the cover' of some of our favourite recent titles! We'll examine the creative process that goes into bringing a book to life, and speaking to the artists, editors, and writers involved. This time, we'll look at 'Shinoy and the Chaos Crew', a brand new adventure series for Key Stage 1, published by HarperCollins.