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Ivan Bates

As an artist

Ivan Bates studied illustration at Manchester Polytechnic and has illustrated many books for children. When illustrating Just You and Me by Sam McBratney, Ivan had to do his research. “I had to spend a lot of time with geese. It was rather like guerrilla warfare. I had to stay well away from them, hiding in the bushes, or they would hiss at me. I had to take my photographs with a very long lens,” he says.

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