‘An idea bumps into a character and together they make the seed for a book. Other times the idea dictated the character. No two books have the same journey and that’s the thing that makes them individual.’ – Connah Brecon
Connah is at a really special stage of his career, having been recognised by Penguin/Philomel for his first title There’s This Thing. This will be his debut author/illustrated title! As the publisher of Oliver Jeffers in the US, Philomel is a notoriously high end and highbrow list – so it goes without saying that Connah’s welcome into their publishing family is a real testament to his creativity and brilliance. The artist’s second title Frank! is out this September, which will be published by Running Press.
Connah is an ideas man, he’s a story teller, he has ideas, he sees them, he draws them –
He collaborates – this is him in the Bright office with wife and daughter, sharing and discussing his ideas and books, drinking tea and generating exciting ideas –
He does events – Connah is much more than just an author/illustrator, he is passionate about his books engaging with the kids who read and love them. Promoting his books directly to his key audience is something Connah strives to do!
Aside from his solid relationships in the US, Connah is working towards collaborating more with the UK and Australia where he has spent most of his life.
Connah is working on various new author illustrated projects and continues to have a strong online presence.