Mark Mills


Mark Mills, the founder of Plum Pudding—one of the world’s leading children’s illustration agencies, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about the origin of his agency; how art schools (and other agencies) are taking advantage of artists; and the state of global publishing.

Lastly, Mark explains why every illustrator who submits to Plum Pudding for representation gets a reply. “Every one.”

Here are a few of the illustrators we mentioned: Quentin Blake Helen Oxenbury, Delphine Durand, Eva Montanari, Axel Scheffler, John Burningham, and Kate Pankurst

When talking about the global publishing market, Mark refers to a map created by the International Publishers’ Association. Here it is.

To learn more about Mark and his team, visit

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Music for the podcast was created by Oatmello.

“Without writers, without illustrators, the industry’s got nothing at all.”—Mark Mills