Chris Riddell: My career as an illustrator, writer and political cartoonist
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Degree Shows


Reid Lecture Theatre The Glasgow School of Art Reid Building 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ


6 Jun 2018
16:30 - 19:00



in association with the 2018 West End Festival
Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell: My career as an illustrator, writer and political cartoonist

Event info

For emerging illustrators, designers, artists and the design and arts community in Glasgow, an unmissable event. FREE, but ticketd, please register via eventbrite.

A keynote talk by Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children & Young People’s Laureate.

An event in association with The 2018 West End Festival and part of GSA Degree Show 2018 activity 2-8 June.

The GSA is delighted to welcome one of the most distinguished illustrators working in the UK – Chris Riddell. He has forged an award-winning career as an illustrator of children and young people’s books across many different formats. Chris Riddell is also the creator of his own two best-selling series of children’s books – the Ottoline and Goth Girl series.

As well as being a critically acclaimed author-illustrator, Chris is also the political cartoonist for the Observer. He is a three-times-winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration. Join Chris for some insights into his career as both a leading illustrator/writer and political cartoonist.

There will be an opportunity to ask Chris Riddell questions and to buy a personally dedicated copy of his books at the end of the lecture.