Category Archives: apps

Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids – Laura Tallardy’s Latest App

Noone churns out the holiday hits quite like Laura Tallardy, and she’s back with her latest, “Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids”!

This adorably animated puzzle game features fuzzy animals, autumnal settings, and of course the beloved Thanksgiving feast. Help the foraging squirrel collect acorns before the winter, jump into a pile of leaves, and grab a second helping of mashed potatoes – Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids provides loads of fun and cheerful scenarios for you and your family!

Don’t be a total turkey – check it out!

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Honorable Mention for Valeria Petrone’s “Dadas”

Valeria Petrone recently made her debut into the app world, and the results could not have been cuter:

Image by Valeria Petrone:

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This wonderful project, created in collaboration with the burgeoning new studio ‘Elastico’, has already received a few wonderful hat tips from the likes of the Society of Illustrators, alongside others.

And today, we learned that “Good Night, Dadas” has received the honorable mention from this year’s Bologna Ragazzi Digital Awards!

You can take a look at this video around the 3:30 mark to hear the jurors’ comments, and don’t forget to check out this wonderful app!

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Laura Tallardy – Illustrator Extraordinaire, Animation Superstar, and Conqueror of Physics

The blogmistress is officially tipping her hat to the multi-talented Laura Tallardy – her recent blog post is indeed EPIC, with phenomenal explanations of the processes behind her latest project, “Princess Birthday Party Puzzles” – not to mention a fantastic collection of imagery and gifs to really give the reader a sense of how this massive project ultimately came together. WOW.

Take a look here for a really spectacular behind the scenes – you’ll be so happy that you did!

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SUSAN GAL


BIOGRAPHY

 Susan GalSusan Gal began her illustration career as a poster and calendar artist in Los Angeles and then became an ‘in-betweener’ (the artist who fills in movements between key frames in animation) for Disney Animation Florida. Although she loved the Disney years in Florida, her California’s home beckoned. Susan returned to the Bay Area where she happily creates lively, textural and whimsical illustrations. When not illustrating, Susan enjoys biking, backpacking, and hiking to really high places with her husband and daughter.


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AWARDS

“Day by Day” American Illustration 32, 2013

“Day by Day” Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, 2012

“Into the Outdoors” 3×3 Picture Book Show 9, 2012

“Market” American Illustration 30, 2011

“Please Take me for a Walk” Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, 2010

“Night Lights” California Book Awards, 2010 Creative Quarterly 16, 2009

“Summer in San Francisco” Creative Quarterly 17, 2009

“Sprinkler” Creative Quarterly 17, 2009

“There Goes Jimmy” Creative Quarterly 17, 2009

“Ice Cream Animals” Creative Quarterly 16, 2009

“Airport” Creative Quarterly 16, 2009

“Jump Rope” Creative Quarterly 16, 2009