Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ali Reza Goldouzian

Beautiful illustration by Iranian artist Ali Reza Golduzian. See more of his illustrated books at the wonderful resource, The International Children's Digital Library, with Goldouzian's books here
salt & Sugar, byy majid shafiee, ill. by ali reza golduzian ar, byy majid shafiee, ill. by ali reza golduzian 3 ar, byy majid shafiee, ill. by ali reza golduzian 2 ali reza golduzian4 ali reza golduzian2 ali reza golduzian1 ali reza goldouzian 3 ali reza goldouzian 2 ali reza goldouzian 1 ali reza goldouzian 1_AliRezaGoldouzian3 

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Visit With Ashley Bryan

"The Ashley Bryan Center invites you to experience  the breadth of Ashley Bryan’s extraordinary 80-year career in art, literature and music."

Ashley Bryan at home on Islesford.
Photo by Bill McGuinness 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fred Blunt

U.K. illustrator Fred Blunt's work just makes me smile...
thinking of dinner, fred bluntMr Toad - Badger, fred bluntlittle Fred studies, fred bluntEdwardian gent with his dog, fred bluntdog doodle,fred bluntblack knight,fred bluntBasile - Scooter, fred bluntBig Daddy Tabby, fred bluntbreaking in a new pen nib, fred bluntbank holiday doodlerama, fred blunt

via Fusenews:

  • Jules would never alert you to this herself, but don’t miss this interview with the woman behind the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog as conducted by Phil and Erin E. Stead.  Even if you know Jules you’ll learn something new.  For example, I had no idea she enjoyed Marc Maron’s podcast too.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

“A Visit With Ashley Bryan” opens on Little Cranberry Island

Ashley Bryan at home, photo: Anthony Anderson

"...the astonishing range of the 90-year-old artist’s work — from his drawings, book illustrations, and paintings, to stained glass windows created from sea glass, to puppets constructed from objects Bryan finds on island beaches."

“A Visit With Ashley Bryan” is presented by the Ashley Bryan Center in partnership with the National Park Service and numerous sponsors.
 June 23 to Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in September (except Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For more information visit 

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Artist and the King

"In a nod to art's twin powers of subversion and of transformation, a very small painter makes a hardhearted king cry—and then smile." --Kirkus Reviews

Order from the good people at Quail Ridge why don't you?

The Artist and the King from Julie Fortenberry on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Big Book of Slumber

HARDCOVER; Published: 4/18/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5439-1
26 Pages
Ages 3-7
Trim Size, in inches: 9X12.375

Giovanna Zoboli and illustrator Simona Mulazzani team up to create a peaceable kingdom, with handsome animals and large, richly saturated pages. In THE BIG BOOK OF SLUMBER, the animal world beds down—camels on bunk beds, a snake on an elongated twin bed, a monkey snug in the treetops next to his banana. 

What I appreciate most about the book is how easily worlds flow together—human and animal, fantasy and reality—just like dreams themselves. 

THE BIG BOOK OF SLUMBER, with its graceful rhythm, is just what a lullaby book should be—lyrical, cozy, and reassuring.

Thank you to Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Contest ends Friday, May 30th at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Chip Kidd

Check out this wonderful book for kids by graphic designer Chip Kidd, 'GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design'… 

...Kidd talks us through his process for designing the cover for Augusten Burrough's book of Christmas stories 'You Better Not Cry'…

...Kidd in conversation with his graphic design hero, Milton Glaser at Cooper-Hewitt in NYC…

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Phoebe Wahl

Portland artist Phoebe Wahl says 'Happy Mother's Day' so sweetly. And watch her first ever stop-motion animation lullaby below...
phoebe wahl mother's day 2
phoebe wahl, nursing mother
phoebe wahl mother's day 1 phoebe wahl, mobile 1
phoebe wahl, new baby
Lullaby from phoebe wahl on Vimeo.
Phoebe also makes tiny soft sculptures...
phoebe wahl, blue heronphoebe wahl, hedgehog
…and don't forget to check out her Etsy shop….