Jack Fitzhugh Portfolio

A portfolio of work I produced for my final year at Uclan. Included is a selection of the final spreads from a pair of children’s books I have created about a human and an alien who are best friends. The theme of both books is friendship. The first book ‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ is about an Alien being a fish out of water on earth coming to stay at a human boys house, not understanding how to do anything humans do. The sequel ‘Sleepover in Space’ is about the human boy now being the fish out of water as he goes to the Alien’s world.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Cover Mock-up


A cover mock-up of my children’s book ‘Sleepover in Space’. The book is about a young boy going to stay with his alien best friend in space. He gets to see the strange ways aliens do things like eating and sleeping and what they do for fun. He soon has to deal with what to do when it’s time to go home. The book is a sequel to a story I wrote and illustrated last year called ‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’, however as part of this project I did a ‘revamp’ of the first book which is also here in the portfolio to view.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Cover Mock-up Image

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 2


This is the second spread in the book, in which the Boy learns that Alien food is quite different from what he is used to on earth.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 2 Image

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 3


This is the third spread, where we meet the Alien’s pet.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 3 Image

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 6


The sixth spread in the book, where our two heroes hop over to to alien planet.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 6 Image

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 9


The ninth spread in the book, where the Boy has been so caught up in all the fun he’s been having in space he’s lost track of time and realises he is late for his dinner.

‘Sleepover in Space’ Spread 9 Image

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Cover Mock-up


A cover mock-up for the original story I wrote and illustrated featuring these characters where the Alien meets the Boy and comes to stay with the Boy. We realise the Alien doesn’t understand how to do anything we do like eating, sleeping or riding a bike. As creating the sequel was my project this year I decided to go back to the original and re-draw and colour it so they work nicely as a pair of books. The ‘revamp’ is what I have included here.

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Cover Mock-up Image

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 2


The second spread in the book, where the Alien is having a hard time working out how he is supposed to eat food on Earth.

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 2 Image

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 5


The fifth spread in the book, in which the Alien is confused with where he is supposed to have a wash.

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 5 Image

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 8


The eighth spread in the book where the Alien is struggling with riding a bike.

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 8 Image

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 9


The ninth spread in the book where the Alien has had some trouble trying to tidy up.

‘The Alien Who Came To Stay’ Spread 9 Image

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Jack Fitzhugh

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Illustration