Illustrator Tom’s bugged by project


An art lecturer from Truro and Penwith College has seen his creepy crawly creations reach a whole new audience with the publication of a book on bugs and insects.

Art and design lecturer Tom Heard has had his insect illustrations included in a new book called Project Bugs, which has been released recently by publishers Miles Kelly.

Project Bugs is an educational but entertaining book for children that teaches them all about the world of bugs, aided by the fun cartoons Tom provided.

And, while this is the second Project book Tom has worked on, he’s certainly not resting on his laurels.

The books he has contributed to number in the thirties, ranging across fiction and educational markets for clients that include Ladybird Books and National Geo- graphic Learning.

Tom’s involvement in the world of illustration began after he graduated from Plymouth University in 2012. His portfolio has been a useful tool when teaching his students. One thing Tom enjoys teaching his students is the importance of realising the transition from classroom to real life.

“I think it’s important that students develop an understanding between the tasks they complete in lesson and how these relate and prepare them for the creative industries,” said Tom.

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