Illustrating in the Spirit of Dr. Seuss: Inspiring Creativity in the Digital Age

UK Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, will discuss how digital and social media have changed the art of illustration since Dr. Seuss’s day. Channels like Facebook and Instagram, he believes, make it easier than ever before to take up Dr. Seuss’s mission to engage and inspire creativity in the young. This interactive lecture, using live drawing and examples of Chris’s work, will explore how these progressions have fuelled creativity, and enabled a new generation of artists and illustrators to emerge.

“The future is progress!” The Lorax

The talk will take place at 9.30pm in the Baylis Bar after the performance of The Lorax and will run for approximately 45 minutes.
Tickets for the event are priced at £5. Tickets for that evening’s performance of The Lorax are still available, so you can also enjoy the show followed by the talk.

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and The Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013. His previous work includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.


Tuesday 5 January 2016, 9.30-10.15pm
Baylis Bar, The Old Vic

Tickets: £5