Children’s Book Illustration

Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Educator Outreach | Comments Off on Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Curious City likes to see fine books doing their good work in the world.   In celebration of the honor bestowed upon Daniel Minter by the Coretta Scott King Award Committee of the American Libraries Association for the illustrations in Ellen’s Broom, Curious City and Daniel Minter’s colleagues and friends are donating copies of the book to the The National Museum of African American History and Culture‘s education department at the Smithsonian.   Marcia and Daniel Minter ELLEN’S BROOM Lino Cut ELLEN’S BROOM Lino Cut ELLEN’S BROOM Illustration...

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Intern on Self-Taught Artist Bill Traylor

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Activity Kit, Children's Book Illustration, Website Design | 1 comment

Intern on Self-Taught Artist Bill Traylor

CURIOUS CITY, a children’s book consulting company that builds creative marketing projects and outreach for authors, illustrators, and publishers focused on engaging readers with story, is looking for an intern(s) for Winter/Spring 2013.  That intern can be a college student from anywhere in the U.S.   THE INTERNSHIP would be focused on the picture book  It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw  by Don Tate and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.   “…the story of this man’s life is an introduction to a noted American folk artist of the 20th century, and...

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Sweet Intern Experience

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Children's Book Illustration, Illustrator & Author Interviews, Internships, Website Design | Comments Off on Sweet Intern Experience

Sweet Intern Experience

Once again, Maine College of Art (MECA) proves to be a sweet dance partner.  This semester Jessica Tomlinson, MECA’s Director of Artists at Work and I dug through my shelf of upcoming children’s book marketing projects and found one for a MECA Illustration student to jitterbug to.     Author Jen Bryant and illustrator Melissa Sweet will soon release A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, a picture book biography of a self-trained artist that overcame war and disability to recapture the joy he had as a boy drawing and painting.   Illustrator and MECA...

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One Evening in Maine

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Children's Book Illustration | 1 comment

We were all wide-eyed readers once–even the picture book creators that are making eyes widen today.   It was grand to watch picture book creators Cathryn Falwell, Melissa Sweet, Charlotte Agell, Lisa Jahn-Clough, and Chris Van Dusen smile sheepishly and gleefully when meeting Jane McCloskey at the Maine Humanities Council‘s celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the picture book,  One Morning in Maine.   As the celebration was called One Evening in Maine, Jane McCloskey, read a selection from her book Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures about an...

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Hades as Art Director

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Children's Book Illustration, Community Partnerships | 2 comments

Nothing has pleased me more than playing the Lord of the Underworld.   Curious City was once again invited by Mary Anne Lloyd to play Art Director for her class of Illustration majors at Maine College of Art.  I was to assign a real world project and award a contract to an artist.  Instead of real world, I went Underworld.   Sirenz, a series by Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bernnardo, features modern day NYC girls falling and and out of contracts with himself, the Greek God, Hades.  Curious City previously built a blog for the series in which the characters of the book chat about...

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Thanks for the Rumpus, Maurice

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Children's Book Illustration, Illustrator & Author Interviews | Comments Off on Thanks for the Rumpus, Maurice

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