Stephen Braund

Job title
Course Coordinator, MA Illustration
Email
steve.braund@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 213711 Ext: 3711

From a career in commercial illustration throughout the 80's and 90's, working mostly in publishing for companies including Puffin, Macmillan, Heinemann, Radio and TV Times, Sunday Times, Braund developed as an educator and independent publisher. He is creator and award leader of the highly influential MA Illustration: Authorial Practice programme at Falmouth University, Director of graphic literature publisher Atlantic Press and International Advisory group member for The House of Illustration. He is currently external examiner for MA Visual Communication at the RCA and MA Sequential Design and Illustration at University of Brighton.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2000
MA Fine Art
University of Plymouth
1981
Diploma in Design (Distinction)
Cornwall College

Honours and awards

YearDescription
1990

The Royal Watercolour Society. 1st prize, Best Picture category

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Currently involved in a collaborative project with illustrator/educator Anna Bhushan to illustrate a work on meditation and yoga, with teacher/practitioner Mr A L V Kumar, Hyderabad, and Dr. Sean Kerr, Berkeley, California. Research interests include small press book publishing through the directorship of Atlantic Press Ltd. The research focuses on narrative and sequential, and on picture and word relationships in authorial illustrated books, and deals with questions of production and distribution. The ethos of the press is the promotion of authorial illustration and the publishing of first authorial works by illustrators.

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Braund, Stephen (2016) The Itinerant Illustrator: Creating storyworlds in the reader's space. Journal of Illustration, 3 (1). 101 -119. ISSN 20520204 Item not available from this repository.

Braund, Steve (2012) Slowing time down: Correspondences, ambiguity and attendance. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 4 (3). pp. 427-443. ISSN 17535190

Book Chapter

Braund, Stephen (2013) Bodhi: Illustrating the Unseen. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.
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Book

Thompson, Luke and Dunne, Mairead (2016) The Clearing. Atlantic Press Poetry . Atlantic Press Ltd, Penryn, Cornwall. ISBN 978-0-9571549-8-8
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Strang, Em and Osmond, Matthew (2016) Stone. Atlantic Press Poetry . Atlantic Press Ltd, Penryn, Cornwall. ISBN 978-0-9571549-7-1
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Kilburn, John (2016) 72 Hrs. 72Hrs . Atlantic Press Ltd, Penryn. ISBN 978-0-9571549-6-4
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Braund, Stephen (2016) Traditional Yoga: The Science of Yoga. n/a . Traditional Yoga, Bath. ISBN n/a
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Anderson, Gemma and Noy, Violeta (2015) Isomorphology. Isomorphology . Atlantic Press Ltd, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8JW. ISBN 978-0-9571549-3-3
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Exhibition

Braund, Stephen (2016) Exhibition of the illustrations from The Musings of Creatures Imagined in a Barren Land. [Exhibition]
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Braund, Stephen (2011) The Empties Collector. [Exhibition]
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Braund, Stephen (2011) Magic Theatre Exhibition. [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Design

Braund, Stephen (2016) The Musings of Creatures Imagined in a Barren Land. [Design]
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Conference

Morgan, Catrin and Braund, Stephen (2016) The Blue Forum. [Conference]
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Events

YearDescription
2013

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
The Graphic Novel Forum: Questions of Format and Intent
Tom Gauld, Catherine Anyango, Barnaby Richards, Isabel Greenberg and Roger Sabin (Chair)

2013

University of Brighton, ‘The, Now, After’ Exhibition 17th Jan- Feb 2013

2012

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
The Absurd Event: Approaches to Absurdity in Illustration
Sophie Herzheimer (Chair), Paul Slater, Adam Dant, Peter Blegvad, Benoit Jacques, John Vernon Lord, Amelia Johnstone.

2011

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Metamorphosis: Interpretation and Adaptation in Illustration
Jonathon Rosen, Bill Bragg, Graham Rawle, Anna Bhushan, Andrew Foster, Mathew Richardson, David Kerr and Amelia Johnstone (Chair)

2011

Paper given at Manchester Metropolitan Univ. Illustration Conference.
Paper entitled: Slowing Down Time: Correspondences, Ambiguity and Attendance

2011

Collaboration with students from Trinity Laban, The Empties Collector, contemporary dance and animation piece performed at Laban’s Bonnie Bird Theatre

2011

Decalcomania, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance 24th Sept – 29th Oct. Atlantic Press

2010

Falmouth Illustration Forum
Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
The Untamed Tiger:The Illustrator and the self-initiated project
Jonathon Rosen, Bill Bragg, Graham Rawle, Anna Bhushan, Andrew Foster, Mathew Richardson, David Kerr and Amelia Johnstone (Chair)

2009

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Convergences in Illustration, Literature and Design
Sara Fanelli, Audrey Niffenegger, Prof. John Vernon Lord, Viviane Schwarz, Dr Leo DeFreitas (Chair)

2009

UWE: Time & Being: Landscape, Memory, Time. Touring Group Show. Curator: Mack Manning

2008

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Storytelling
Dominique Goblet, Andrzej Klimowski, Danusia Schejbal, Graham Rawle, Jamie Shovlin

2008

Guest Lecturer: An Independent Line Symposium, University of Gloucester

2007

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Publishers on Publishing Graphic Literature
Chris Oliveros (Drawn & Quarterly, Canada), Gita Wolf (Tara Books, India), Dan Franklin (Jonathan Cape, London),Yvan Alagbe (FRMK, Paris), Paul Gravett (Chair)

2007

The Owl & Lion Gallery, Edinburgh

2006

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Drawing
Anke Feuchtenberger, Stefano Ricci, Andrew Kulman and Chris Bianchi

2005

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Collaborative Practice
Dave McKean, Russell Mills, Ian Walton, Anna Bhushan and Laura Carlin

2004

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Independent Press and Self-Publishing:
Tom Gauld, Benoit Jacques, David Shrigley and Simone Lia

2003

Guest Lecturer for Grafill, at Visuelt Conference, Oslo

2003

Falmouth Illustration Forum (creator, organiser and presenter)
Authorial Illustration
George Hardie, Robert Mason, Martin tom Dieck and Dr Leo DeFreitas

1999

Group Show: The Society Of Illustrators, new York, entitled: ‘6 Falmouth Illustrators’

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Illustration

Courses taught

MA Illustration: Authorial Practice

Business engagement

Business start ups

Editor and publisher at Atlantic Press

Professional engagement