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Emily Louise Howard is the hands, head and heart behind The Diggingest Girl, a printmaking + illustration + crafts studio recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from Erlanger, KY.

Identifying as an artist from the tender age of seven, Emily studied fine art at the University of Kentucky, receiving a B.F.A. in painting. Emily achieved an M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati, printmaking, painting and sculpture as part of her Master’s thesis, also earning a Master of Art Education with K-12 licensure. In 2019, Emily became an author for the first time upon the publication of her instructional printmaking book Block Print Magic (Quarto).

Emily lives in a little house in the suburbs of the big city. She runs her business out of her home studio with her cat, Selu, and the occasional helping hand from her husband, David.

Robert Philip was formerly a senior lecturer in music at the Open University and is a well-known presenter on BBC Radio. He is the author of The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music and the award-winning Performing Music in the Age of Recording.

Mat Pringle is an Illustrator, Printmaker and Arts Educator based in Margate, UK. His work draws from influences such as folklore, cinema, music, flora and fauna. He works predominately in linocut printmaking specifically reduction linocut.

His work has featured in exhibitions including Film 4 Summer Screenings, Pick Me Up, ARTCRANK, Required Reading (Gallery 1988, L.A) and he recently had his first linocut exhibition ‘An Alphabet of Musicians’.

He teaches Illustration and Printmaking at BRIT Kids to 9 – 18 year olds.

You can find our interview with Mat, exploring his work on A Little History of Art, here.

Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer, and broadcaster. A former editor of ArtReviewV&A Magazine, and Art Quarterly, she has published more than a dozen books on visual art.

Nick Morley (aka Linocutboy) is an artist and illustrator based in Margate. He is a big proponent of linocut as a democratic artform which can yield beautiful and diverse results.
As an illustrator Nick has worked with many of the top UK publishing houses as well as The Times, The Independent on Sunday and ICON magazine.
Nick’s linocuts of (often strange) animals are inspired by Natural History prints. They are widely sought after and have gone to homes all over the world.
Nick is a director and founding member of Resort Studios in Margate, where he runs Hello Print Studio, offering facilities for printmaking. He teaches regular linocut workshops in Margate as well as making appearances throughout the UK and in Italy.
Nick’s book ‘Linocut for Artists and Illustrators’ was published in 2016 and he is now working on his first children’s book.

John Carey is emeritus professor at Oxford. His books include The Essential “Paradise Lost,” What Good Are the Arts?, studies of Donne and Dickens, and a biography of William Golding. The Unexpected Professor, his memoir, was a Sunday Times best-seller.

Joe graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003, and now lives and works in Rochester, Kent. Joe has taught Foundation Illustration at Central Saint Martins, and recent clients include various publishers as well as The Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. Please visit Joe’s website here.

Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an internationally recognised authority on global prehistory and the author of dozens of books on archaeological topics, including Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

Hazel Partridge is a graduate illustrator from Falmouth University currently dividing her time between Cornwall and The Cotswolds. Her illustrative work often explores themes of nature, pattern and tradition using a wide range of media, notably paper-cutting, lino printing and varied drawing methods.

Niall Kishtainy, former economic policy advisor to the UK government and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is guest teacher, department of economic history, London School of Economics, and author of The Economics Book and Economics in Minutes. You can find Niall on Twitter @NiallKishtainy, and for more information, please visit his website.