Laura Trinder

photo of Laura Trinder and Improper Books

Laura Trinder and Improper Books

Laura studied Fine Art at university where she claims she was pretty much discouraged from drawing. Now a children’s illustrator she founded Improper Books in 2009, a comic and graphic novel imprint that focuses on Gothic stories and fairy-tales.

She is currently working on illustrations for Night Post, a picture book written by Benjamin Read.

Her over-7s workshop for Books in the Belfry will show you how to make an eight-page book from a single sheet of paper as well as designing a cover and filling it with an illustrated story. Such simple paper “mock books” are often used in the industry when sending picture book ideas to publishers

Laura lives in Hertfordshire.