Friday Freebies

Two new downloads for kids (and grown-up kids,too).

It’s been too long since I added downloadables to the Fun page on my website, so I’m fixing that today. I just put up a new Mermaid Bookplate that you can print out and then cut out and paste into a good-sized book or notebook or even sketchpad.

And […]

By |June 19th, 2009|Freebies and Downloads|Comments Off on Friday Freebies

Book Illustration Fan Sites

Two bloggers who know what they like.

Now here’s a gorgeous blog with a great title. (I’m going to make you click on the link to learn what it is. I think it’s worth the trip.) Its author, Will, is a connoiseur of beautiful historical illustrated books whose images he takes the time to post […]

By |June 19th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Book Illustration Fan Sites

Philip Pullman

I wonder whether most people regard Philip Pullman as an author and illustrator, picking up on the fact that he made the striking black and white images throughout the His Dark Materials trilogy.

If you visit Philip’s newly expanded website, you will be in no doubt of his illustrative talents. He has created a gallery […]

By |June 17th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Philip Pullman

What I’m Working On Now #3

Forgive my recent absence from the blogosphere, but I have been preoccupied with homely matters and also busy on new projects. I needed to make a fresh image for my crib over on the Picture Book Artists Association website. I decided I’d like to do something in black and white for a change, […]

By |June 16th, 2009|Illustration, Inspirations, My Current Projects|1 Comment

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Another stunning book from artist and writer Shaun Tan

Maybe this week’s theme should be “My Heroes”, what with Nick Bantock yesterday and Shaun Tan today. Both gentlemen are certainly alchemists, creating lush worlds from the seemingly ordinary.

Today I have been swooning over Tales from Outer Suburbia””

By |June 5th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Tales from Outer Suburbia

Nick Bantock

I was rearranging my studio bookshelf today and got caught up in my collection of Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine books. They are truly treasured art objects, stunning examples of paper construction, illustration and storytelling for grown-ups. If you are unfamiliar with the series, it began with Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence

By |June 4th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Nick Bantock