We are very proud to say that we have just launched a new website for world renowned children's author and illustrator Babette Cole.
Babette has created over 70 books including The Smelly Book, The Hairy Book, and Mummy Laid an Egg, and her Doctor Dog stories have been made into a popular children's cartoon series. Babette asked if we could update her own site. We absolutely love her illustrations and really wanted to show them off on the site, but Babette didn't have much of her work in a high quality digital format. With a new book on the way Babette has been very busy herself, so there was only one thing for it. We packed up our new large format scanner, headed down the M6 to visit Babette in Gloucestershire, and started scanning. After writing and illustrating for almost 50 years Babette has produced over 70 books, which means a lot of illustrations! In fact after spending 2 days scanning we took the remaining 20 portfolios full of artwork back to our offices to finish the job. Once we had digitised the images we needed we set about creating a responsive website that showed off the pictures to their full potential. The home page uses a full screen image, gallery highlights and a Twitter feed. The site also has a blog to keep Babette's fans up to date, and a large gallery of her books and illustrations. We are now working on adding a shop to the site so that people can buy Babette's books and DVDs, and there will even be the opportunity to purchase your very own piece of original Babette Cole artwork. www.babette-cole.com