We are big fans of Josee Bisaillon’s joyful and engaging collage-based illustration, and were very happy to learn that Kathleen Temean was intrigued enough by her work to reach out to the artist and write about Josee in her wonderful blog. In particular, we are big fans of learning about an artist’s individual process, so this was a real treat!
The annual “American Illustration” competition acknowledges some of the most cutting-edge illustrations from the previous year, and it is a great honor in our industry to be included in their pages. We are so happy that this year, three of our artists have made it!
The Great Moon Hoaxwas recently included in the 2012 edition of Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Children’s Book Committee at the Bankstreet College of Education. The committee looks at over 6000 titles every year and carefully selects the best 600 books based on their literary quality while also considering their emotional impact on children. You can learn more by clicking here.
Additionally, we have learned that Bookspeak!has been honored at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair with a White Raven Award…this is tremendous! The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the premier events in our industry, and this is truly a tremendous accolade. We couldn’t be more proud.
It is a joy to see all of the wonderful children’s book manuscripts that zip through our office, and we are so consistently impressed by the quality of children’s literature that continues to be produced (take that, Nintendo!). It is a particular honor, then, that the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards have acknowledged not one, but TWO of our artists as gold medal winners this year!
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are dedicated to bringing increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators in a whopping 36 categories that reflect the full range of subjects, styles, and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
Guido Scarabottolo visited New York for the first time in 30 years to accept his Silver Medal from the 52nd Society of Illustrators Editorial and Publishing Show. It was so exciting for me to meet the award-winning conceptual mastermind after years of corresponding with him via email (both Vicki and Gail have traveled to Milan to visit with Guido in the past).
Here we see, from left to right, Guido’s talented wife Francesca ( a remarkable artist in her own right), Guido, and the ladies, Vicki and Gail:
A pensive Guido standing beneath one of his 4 images in the show:
A design cagematch! Guido speaking with Charles Hively, the mastermind behind 3×3 Magazine: