05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie Simpson illustrates under the name Me and Norman, Norman being her imaginary friend. With him at her side, she is fearless and able to stare a blank page straight in the eyes and conquer it! She generally works in three mediums that serve three different purposes. As a freelance illustrator, she has had to develop several different styles that can be exercised for different briefs. All three mediums have a common thread that speaks of the personality of her illustrations – quirky, free, playful, expressive and sometimes silly. She is very much focused on the process and place she climbs into when drawing – a world that she is unable to leave once the drawing starts to take form. Drawing, for her, is a kind of game she plays to amuse herself. Her hope is that her drawings will amuse the viewer in just the same way.