Both Morgan and Gaynin put on their PROUD MOM hats to share some recent accomplishments by their kids.
Gail’s son, Noah Gaynin, is the owner and creative force behind a hot media web design firm, The Playground Group. His latest assignment is for the upcoming 61st Emmy Awards on September 20th.
Vicki’s daughter, Anna Jane Grossman, has a book hitting the stores on September 1st. “Obsolete – An Encyclopedia of Once Common Thing Passing Us By,” published by Abrams Image.Â
And it is illustrated! Abrams Image chose the talented James Gulliver Hancock to create his quirky, contemporary drawings of those forgotten objects.Â
While taking a late lunch break on September 1st, you can listen to an online interview with Anna Jane.
Lastly, as we are writing about obsolete items, we bring the subject back to our own backyard: you may enjoy an online visit to “The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies” on illustration blog Drawger.Â
The dynamic duo of Teetering Bulb recently began work on what is their second comic series for scifi wundersite Tor.com. The new piece, entitled “King of an Endless Sky,” showcases their imaginative storylines and dreamy color palettes. We are sure that it will be met with great praise, as their first comic was so well received by the Tor community.
You can see the first two installments of their beautifully illustrated original new work here, and keep up the tremendous work, Kurt and Zelda!
Sally Vitsky’s distinctive paper cut illustrations recently took an edgy turn when asked to do a t-shirt design for the hip streetwear company, 55 DSL.
The project allowed Sally to strut her creative stuff, as it was up to the artist to dream up a great graphic without much intervention from DSL’s team. The final t-shirt is awesome – and officially on sale with the Fall 2009 collection!
Congratulations, Sally! The blogger will happily report on the quality of the shirts upon receiving samples…for portfolios, of course.
One of the great joys of working in this business is the discovery of other people’s passions, and the tremendous work that they do.
Last week, we were proud to post a terrific interview that was conducted with Raul Colon by the fine folks at JustOneMoreBook.com. The site, which is a thrice-weekly internet radio program, actively promotes and celebrates literacy and great children’s books. “Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss our many favorite children’s books. We also feature interviews with authors, illustrators, experts and enthusiasts in the areas of children’s literature and literacy as well as listener-submitted book reviews”.
JustOneMoreBook is a tremendous resource for fans of children’s literature, authors, illustrators, and busy parents looking for the latest bedtime hit. Please be sure to take a look, and spread the word.
Back in January, the Morgan Gaynin team was proud to announce that Raul Colon had been awarded the prestigious Sydney Taylor award for his work on “As Good as Anybody,” a story about the friendship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Â The Sydney Taylor Award is bestowed annually by the Association of Jewish Libraries to recognize outstanding Jewish children’s literature.
Raul went to Chicago in July to receive the award at the 44th AJL annual conveniton. Here, Raul is picture with his beautiful wife, Edith (and, of course, his snazzy certificate!):
During his visit, Raul graciously offered insights to his illustration approach for this wonderful story. You can listen to the podcasts here.
Katherine Dunn is thrilled that she has been asked to write a book for Quarry Books, a division of Rockport Publishers. While specific details of the book can’t be disclosed until after its release, the 144+ page book will focus on drawing, showcasing Katherine’s inspirations, techniques, and art.
We will be sure to share more details after the book’s 2010 release. Congratulations, Katherine! We are tremendously excited for you.