Children’s book illustrators and anyone absorbed in the curious business of children’s book illustration,
Do you find it interesting, as I do that the big commercial for Google’s Nexus 7 features a little girl and her mom reading a Curious George story on the device?
Google, in its elegant way used a simple illustrated page from a classic children’s picture book series to introduce its new tablet to the world.
From the Wikipedia entry: “The series was written and drawn by the team of Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey. The couple fled Paris in June 1940 on self-made bicycles, carrying the Curious George manuscript with them. At first, only H. A. Rey was credited for the work in order to distinguish the Reys’ books from the large number of children’s books written by female authors. Later, Hans Rey was credited for the illustrations and Margret Rey for the writing. ”
Google+ tools for artists and illustrators — a free workshop
Watch Pooja Srinivas’ video presentation, Google+ for Artists and Illustrators — and discover how to network, find and build community, extend your reach and promote your art and illustration with free Google+ tools. Go here for Pooja’s superb 80-minute workshop.
A “Nuts and Bolts Saturday” in October
Children’s book illustrators, arbitrators, writers — if you live within reach of Texas, open your calendars.
Briefly, the Second Annual Austin SCBWI Digital Symposium is set for Saturday, October 6 at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Author/publisher marketing consultant Kirsten Cappy of Curious City is one of several featured faculty guests. (Definitely a curiosity theme running through today’s post…) For a schedule and details on the workshop and presenters, go here.