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It's Tuesday, time for Episode 10 of the serialized audio dramatization of Dinotopia: The World Beneath. You can listen to the track by clicking on the play button below, or by following the direct link to SoundCloud.
As they search for the legendary treasure of King Ogthar, Arthur, Oriana, Bix, and Crabb find a mothball fleet of biomechanical walkers, whose design is based on trilobites and dinosaurs.
Back in the early 1990s, when I was painting these images, not many people called such things "steampunk," but they were definitely inspired by Victorian mechanics.
I posted the audio version of the manga insight panel I moderated at Castle Point Anime Con. Now, here’s the transcribed version of it, just for you people who aren’t prone to listening! So if you missed some audio when you listened to it originally or want to see what was said in text, you ... Read more
“Considering” #pencil #Sketch #studio #watercolor #drawing (at 17th Avenue Studios)
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Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Today, let’s sketch with watercolors.
You could fill a whole page just trying all kinds of subjects - try different lighting too. If you want to learn more, you can sign up for one of my classes today!Awesome Art Journaling started yesterday - make sure you don't miss out on the fun in there - the 4-week workshop is only $69. Click here to enroll.
Discover the work of Sophia Foster-Dimino, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!
San Sophia Station
above Telluride, Colorado
Éstos y otros pájaros revoltosos están posados en la expo de la Librería El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí, en Gijón, hasta finales de abril. Adolfo Serra y yo hemos dibujado 61 pájaros, algunos en conjunto y otros cada uno. Están buscando hogar, si queréis llevaros uno a casa, podéis contactar y ver toda la colección aquí:
These crazy birds are flying at Librería El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí, in Gijón. Adolfo Serra and I drew 61 birds, some of them together and some of them each one. They are looking for a nest, if you want to have any, you can contact the bookshop and see all the gallery here:
I can't show most of what I'm working on right now, but one thing I can show is this little lady. She's currently starring in a story I'm working on. I think she's up to no good.
By: Barbara Fisher,
Packing book orders is all part of the day at March House Books. You might think it’s not a particularly rewarding thing to do, but I don’t agree. I'm not sending ‘just’ a book I'm sending a parcel of memories as these letters from customers clearly show;
Hi Barbara, I used to read this story when I was a little girl, at my Grandparents house in Shoreham-by-Sea. I've been searching for a copy for a couple of years, and now finally I can share one of my memories with my little boy!
Hello Barbara, talk about nostalgia! I chose this book as I was seven years old at Christmas 1957 when Annuals came out. I had the Jack and Jill comic until I progressed to Bunty and Judy. There are a couple of stories in the book I remember vividly so I must have read this before. That was the idea, but don't ask me what I ate yesterday!!
Hi Barbara, thank you for the delivery of my book it was packaged beautifully and arrived within days. It was a book that my 70 year old dad had as a boy and has been looking for ever since so we were very happy!
Just to let you know that the book arrived this morning. It is intended as a present for an elderly friend who has sought this treasured story from her past for a long time. I know she will be delighted with this lovely edition!
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to write, email or phone, the sharing of memories is such a joy.
Packing books also gives me plenty of thinking time and what could be nicer than thinking about where the books are going. Something I find surprising is how often a book title appears to suit its new home.
As in the case of The Old woman and her pig now residing at Home Farm
and this to Sunrise Cottage!
Where else would I send Merry England but to The Manor House?
Can you guess where I sent this?
Why to Longbrook Street, of course!
It's true, and it happens over and over again. Just in the last couple of weeks I've sent The Woodland Gospels to Church Lodge, The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass to The Old Malt House and The Adventures of the Wishing Chair (Climb aboard for a marvellous adventure) to Mount Street.
It would be nice to think these two newly listed books might end up at Warren Halt and Windsor Castle!
I live at Old Station Gardens so this is perfect for me.
What title is perfect for you either because it has something in common with your name or where you live or just because you love it?Newly listed books will be found at March House Books
By: Steven James Petruccio,
Here's an illustration of "wings" I did for my Dover coloring book HEROES.
Orville & Wilbur Wright
b/w line art by
Steven James Petruccio
By: Bowie Style,
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Print & Pattern is on it's annual Easter Spring Break. But don't worry it will be back on the 20th April with lots more design posts and of course the build up to the big design show of the year 'Surtex'. Do send in your Surtex flyers and any showcase pieces you want to highlight. If you would like a 'shout out' on P&P just email them to email@example.com. I am off to Berlin for the next
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Desert scene in a minimalistic pixel art style, for a Talk Retro site redesign.
Available as a high quality art print.
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Mis ilustraciones de "Por qué los gatos no llevan sombrero" y "Tren de invierno" han sido seleccionadas este año por la OEPLI para participar en la Bienal de Ilustración de Bratislava. También varios animalillos del bosque viajarán a la exhibición anual de ilustración en Emiratos Árabes.
Enhorabuena al resto de compañeros y amigos seleccionados!................My illustrations of "Why cats do not wear hats" and "The Winter Train" have been selected this year by the OEPLI to participate in the Biennial of Illustration of Bratislava. Also several little animals of the forest will travel to the annual exhibition of Illustration in UAE.
Pat Zietlow Miller wrote SOPHIE’S SQUASH, which won the Golden Kite Award, an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She has two books coming out this year: WHEREVER YOU GO (Little, Brown, April) and SHARING THE BREAD (Schwartz & Wade, August.) Pat also has six other books under contract.
For a synopsis of WHEREVER YOU GO plus more about the illustrator, Eliza Wheeler, see yesterday's Three Questions With Eliza Wheeler. Wherever You Go is a new picture book written by Pat, illustrated by Eliza, coming out from Little, Brown Books For Young Readers on April 21, 2015. As I mentioned in earlier posts, I absolutely ADORE this book and strongly recommend it.
Where you can find more info about Pat and her work: her website, PictureBookBuilders.com (where she is a regular contributor), @PatZMiller on Twitter.
Q. Could you please take a photo of something in your office and tell me the story behind it?
This is a dictionary and a bookmark I received when I was a senior in high school from my English teacher Gladys Veidemanis. The class voted on several awards, and I won “most likely to be published.” It took about 25 years after high school, but it did happen!
Q. What advice do you have for young writers?
Read anything you can. Write anything you can.
When I was young I read anything and everything. Books. Newspapers, Magazines. Cereal boxes. The backs of shampoo bottles. I remember being very indignant once as a teen when the copy on the back of a soap container was missing a hyphen. “How could someone not have noticed that?” I asked my mom. She didn’t have a good answer.
I also tried to write like my favorite writers. I was a huge Erma Bombeck fan, and a huge Rick Reilly fan and I tried to write essays that sounded like them. It might seem counterintuitive, but recognizing other people’s writing styles and trying to replicate them ends up helping you figure out your own best writing voice.
But even if you read and write anything you can, you still may have a hard time getting your book published. I got 126 rejections before I sold my first book. This video tells how I persevered. (And now, I’ve sold nine books, so it was definitely worth the wait.)
Q. What are you excited about right now?
What a great question! Let me make you a list:
• Dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s.
• Finding out which colleges my daughter gets accepted into and helping her decide where she’ll go.
• An oh-my-goodness-you-must-read-this middle grade book by Kate Messner called ALL THE ANSWERS.
• The fact that illustrator extraordinaire Eliza Wheeler is coming to Wisconsin from California to launch our picture book WHEREVER YOU GO.
• These shoes, which I cannot, unfortunately, afford.
I could keep going. There are lots of things to be excited about.
Also see Eliza Wheeler's Three Questions interview, posted yesterday!
For more interviews, see my Inkygirl Interview Archive.
By: Chrissy Fanslau,
I wrote a new SEACATS book about killer whales
, and since it is for such an important cause for me, maybe I should explain why.
What's one of the saddest things I see on social media every now and then? A picture of someone's kid posing with a poor, imprisoned "smiling" dolphin or orca in a tank in the background. They're kids and they don't know any better — what is taking them to marine parks to watch orcas do tricks for food really teaching them?
Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent animals — they are self-aware, and their brains are more complex than our own. Unlike us humans, they have a part of the brain dedicated solely to emotions. Is it fair to keep them essentially as slaves so kids can see one up-close? Why not take the kids whale-watching instead? In Maine or Hawaii or Prince William Sound? Or anyplace other than a place where you're paying for tickets to see an animal that's medicated, has chipped teeth and is so fed up it's probably contemplating killing its trainer? We all know that's happened before — watch Blackfish
If you can't afford a whale-watching trip, The Whale
(an amazing movie) is far cheaper than tickets to a marine park; it's more entertaining and more educational by far!
As a parent I can tell you there is nothing educational about these marine parks. The only thing you're really
teaching your kid about the animal, is that it's okay to keep it in a swimming pool.
Some say they're already in the tanks and would die in the wild. Some say Keiko
(the Free Willy
whale) died after being released, and use that as an argument to keep more whales in captivity. But that's nonsense — Keiko was freed because the vet at the marine park he lived at gave him six months to live
. He would have died in Mexico. But they freed him, and he lived free for five years
. He fed himself just fine.
I'm not sure what the answer is, but I know kids should not be raised thinking this practice is okay. These intelligent animals should not be slaves to entertainment. They have a social structure, dialects and culture, and they are being denied these things in a tank. We, as parents and as humans, need to change that ... because what kind of people will we raise if we teach kids that taking advantage of others is okay? These whales and dolphins are essentially slaves
. And nowadays — knowing what we do about these animals — that's really, really sad.
By the way, you can read We Will Be Free
for ... well, free
... on Kindle Unlimited
The German filmmaker will head the animation program at the the internationally renowned film school.
By: Jarrett J. Krosoczka,
Blog: the JJK blog
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Look what arrived in the studio today! Final copies of Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing! It'll hit bookshelves on May 5th. Holding a finished, printed book is such a gratifying feeling!
by Matthew Burgess and Kris Di Giacomo (Enchanted Lion, 2015)
This book is the author’s debut picture book, and as a poet and creative writing teacher he found a perfect venue for these words. And here’s a great look at the illustrator’s work over at This Picture Book Life. (If you haven’t seen Brief Thief, RUN to the library. Now.)
Then there’s Enchanted Lion. Smart, beautiful, well-crafted books. This small Brooklyn publisher is fresh off a huge and deserved recognition in Bologna.
So. Let’s take a look.
Layers of letters and piles of words make up some of the best endpapers I’ve seen this year.
Before I flip another page, I’m keenly aware of this texture. What an exceptional way to visualize the poetry of E.E. Cummings. It makes perfect sense. A jumble of words and sounds and feelings are the foundation for E.E.’s work.
Words as art themselves.
Here’s a simple sentence, spare but lovely, stating facts and straightening out his family tree. Understated, but lively is for sure in that ensemble. Can you see rambunctious Uncle George there, turning a cartwheel or just plain standing on his hands?
The handwritten labels, the cattywampus text layout, the warm texture. All so inviting.
A happy home for spilling words.
A poet, catching words like a bunny through a hoop.
An author, echoing exactly what young E.E. loved.
Estlin looked around
as if his eyes were on tiptoes
and when his heart jumped,
he said another poem.
An illustrator, wrapping it all up in carefully crafted texture that smacks a bit of haphazard beauty.
It’s pretty. It’s intentional. It’s rich and wonder and a treat to take in.
A remarkable slew of back matter includes a timeline, additional poetry, a fascinating author’s note, and another really great elephant illustration.
Lots to see and learn and celebrate here.
I received a copy from the publisher, but opinions are my own.
Little squirrel is learning to read - how exciting! Sign up to receive alerts when a new coloring page is posted each week and... Please check out my books! Especially...
my debut novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET
- winner of ten literary awards and honors. Click the cover to learn more! When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most. I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.
I’ve long-admired Jesse LeDoux’s work and his earliest gig posters with Patent Pending are what sparked my interest in design and typography. In the early 2000s he was the in-house art director for Sub Pop records where he created iconic cover art for the Shins, Iron and Wine, Death Cab for Cutie and many others. Since leaving he has forged a solo career where the same level of craft and expertise has continued to permeate his work. In his latest offering, Jesse has produced a Skillshare class that allows users to gain access to his vast knowledge of poster making and design. In the class, you’ll learn his favorite tools and techniques, preparing work for screen printing and much more. See all the details here.
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Some preproduction images for a project pitch.
Grey tones added 2015 for fun.
These were intended as examples of illustrations the camera would pan over while a story was read.