Steve Wilkin, Course leader in Illustration at UCLAN Is an illustrator
and lecturer, based near Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. He has worked
as a freelance illustrator for a wide range of design and publishing
clients since graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1987.
Steve has exhibited nationally and internationally including showing
picture book illustrations at Bolognafiere. His current work is based
on the sketchbook drawings he does whilst commuting.
Steve has has been drawing his fellow commuters on his daily journey
between Hebden Bridge and Preston over the last ten years. It has
become a fundamental part of his drawing practice. He has so far collected
over twenty sketchbooks of drawings.
Last year Steve published a newspaper called ‘seventhirtyeight’
recording over seventy of these commuter
“It is effectively a travelling exhibition.
I handed out the paper on my commute to my fellow passengers”.
The newspaper also made an appearance at the International
You can see the on-going record of the project on his blog.