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How To Be A Children's Book Illustrator

Mark Mitchell's blog on children's book illustration and illustrators

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Terrific “Toons”

“Graphic novels” for little bitty kids? Comics for children age four and up? Not such a preposterous idea.  The intuitive narrative form of comics is a whole another kind of reading. Searching words, pictures and panels for clues to events big and small in a story is a more active experience than watching video on… Read More

Covering the Caledcott Covers…

No, I haven’t seen the books yet, but I wanted to get the covers in front of you so you can keep an eye out for them. Always be prepared for the unexpected, and things never happen the way you expect them to (Pittsburgh Steelers aside.) A lot of people kind of expected Mark Reibstein’s Wabi… Read More