She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Laura Tallardy, our resident app guru, is proud to announce her latest creation, “Flower Fairies Ballet.” This is her second collaboration with developer Scott Adelman, and her fifth app overall – color us impressed, this young lady is simply unstoppable. Congratulations, Laura!
Those familiar with her work are surely acquainted with how darling her illustrations can be. So when the illustrator herself says that this latest work is “probably the cutest- lots of fairies, rainbows, flowers, confetti and sparkles in this one,” you know it’s going to be extra special!
Click here for a link to download 4 puzzles for free, and you can take a look at these adorable little ladies in action by clicking here.
Fans of Paul Garland’s intelligent, graphic work, please be advised: Christmas has come early this year! Please take a moment to check out his newly revamped portfolio. Just click here.
Fans of contemporary art are flocking to New York City, as the Armory Show and VOLTA have just kicked off. It’s an exciting time!
Last night, the Ladies of MGI were thrilled to attend the opening of VOLTA as guests of one of the participants, our very own Steven Tabbutt. Steven also has a very successful fine art career, thanks to his delightful Parisian gallerist, Yukiko Kawase. It was wonderful to spend some time with this phenomenal talent, and we were thrilled to see his latest pieces. You wouldn’t believe how finessed his originals are when viewed in person – we were truly blown away.
If you are in New York, be sure to take in this amazing show.
We are excited to share some of our latest portfolio updates with you. Please take a moment to see what these amazing artists have been up to!
“Spectrum” is heralded as the leader in Fantasy and Science Fiction work, and the competition for this competition is fierce. For the 2013 Fantastic Art Awards, 5 jurors looked at and evaluated over 6000 entries, only a handful of which will be chosen for the Spectrum Annual, due out next fall.
Today we learned fantastic news, as Victo Ngai is a finalist for yet another gold or silver medal. This girl is on fire!! Victo’s piece, “Best of the Best,” has been nominated in the editorial category, and winners will be announced atÂ Spectrum Live, a weekend-long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 17-19th.
You can take a glimpse at the other nominees, along with the judging process, here. And congratulations, Victo – you are in amazing company!
Image Copyright Victo Ngai:
Vicki and Gaby have been busy updating the website with new work to keep you up to speed with the latest beauties from our Morgan Gaynin’s Artists!
Click through to see new works from…
Philippe de Kemmeter
A Richard Allen
Thanks for taking a peek!
JosÃ©e Bisaillon has received yet another award for her work on “BookSpeak!,” and we couldn’t be happier for her.
FÃ©licitations are in order for her newest accolade from the Cybils Awards, which have been given to only 3 Canadians this year. The Cybils Awards are awarded each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. The goal of the Cybils Awards is to reward the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and bonafide “kid appeal.”
JosÃ©e received the honor in the poetry category. Youpi!
We received an exciting announcement from Publisher’s Weekly today that our esteemed client, Andrea Davis Pinkney, received the American Library Association award.
Andrea has also won the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award and has been selected as the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer. Congratulations on all of these outstanding accolades!
We have been making efforts to reach out to clients abroad, and as it is with developing any facet of your business, it takes patience and time. However, we have been making some terrific strides lately, and your humble blogmistress and resident francophile has been beyond thrilled to liase with Magazine Bilan, the best economic magazine in Switzerland. I just knew that French degree would come in handy some day!
Most recently, Magazine Bilan reached out to Philippe Lechien to create this wonderful piece. We loved the sleek layout, and were eager to share.
This video from PBS’s Off Book, “The Art of Illustration,” has been making the rounds in the illustration community, and it is a vibrant and exciting exploration of our world. So often, illustrators struggle to find a solid lexicon to describe what it is exactly that they do (and don’t even get me started on how complicated it becomes when your vocation is “illustration rep”!). This video, featuring Steven Guarnaccia, Yuko Shimizu, Sean Murphy and Molly Crabapple, is an articulate summary of the important role that illustrators play today.
Check it out here.
Image by Guido Scarabottolo