How To Be A Children's Book Illustrator

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

“Seven IMpossible Things Before Breakfast’

How this nonfiction PB “Jes’ Happened”

Children’s book illustrator Don Tate never thought of himself as a writer, despite his many children’s author, publishing and librarian friends — a small army’s worth — and being surrounded by journalists all day in his work as a graphics reporter for the Austin American Statesman.  He’s illustrated more than 40 educational books and 11 children’s… Read More

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