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1. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #485: Featuring Alexis Deacon

  I’ve got some art today from author-illustrator Alexis Deacon’s first graphic novel, Geis: A Matter of Life & Death. (“Geis,” a Gaelic word for a taboo or curse, is pronounced gesh.) It will be on bookshelves in July from Nobrow Press. Let me back up a bit and say that I love to see […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #485: Featuring Alexis Deacon, last added: 5/29/2016
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2. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #484: Featuring Tarō Gomi

“Is someone standing looking over the ocean … just like I am doing now?”(Click to enlarge spread)   I’ve got a review over at BookPage of Tarō Gomi’s Over the Ocean, originally published in 1979. If you’d like to read about the book, I send you there. And if you want to see some art […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #484: Featuring Tarō Gomi, last added: 5/22/2016
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3. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #481: Featuring David Litchfield

  It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means that here in 7-Imp Land I take a look at the work of an up-and-coming illustrator. Today, instead of a student, I’ve got a debut author-illustrator. David Litchfield’s new book, The Bear and the Piano (Clarion), was evidently inspired (in part) by the White Stripes’ […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #481: Featuring David Litchfield, last added: 5/1/2016
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4. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #480: Featuring Kaori Takahashi

(Click to enlarge)   I’ve got a tiny peek today inside Kaori Takahashi’s Knock! Knock!, published by Tara Books this month and with text from Gita Wolf. Tiny, as in just two little illustrations, but if you want more information, you can head over to my BookPage review of the book. As you’ll read there, […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #480: Featuring Kaori Takahashi, last added: 4/24/2016
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5. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #479: Featuring Akiko Miyakoshi

“I wonder how fast the wind blows. I wish I had a ship with big propellers that would spin stronger winds to drive the storm away. The ship sails into the black clouds.I keep watch.”(Click to enlarge)   Hi, dear kickers! I’m back from my research trip and happy to be kickin’ again. I write […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #479: Featuring Akiko Miyakoshi, last added: 4/17/2016
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6. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #477 and 478:Featuring James Marshall (and a Tiny Blog Break)

Hi, dear kickers! I’m getting on a plane this morning to head to Connecticut. Last year, I was fortunate enough to receive the James Marshall Fellowship from the University of Connecticut. That means I have the opportunity to look through the papers of author-illustrator James Marshall. (Big fan here of his work. I’m excited!) I […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #477 and 478:Featuring James Marshall (and a Tiny Blog Break), last added: 4/3/2016
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7. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #476: Featuring Helen Oxenbury

“Jack, Zack, and Caspar, brave mariners three,were building a galleon down by the sea.Up rose the sides and the stern and the bow.Zack, the ship’s bosun, worked hard on the prow.”(Click to enlarge spread)   Today, I’ve got some artwork from the great Helen Oxenbury. On shelves this month from Dial is Captain Jack and […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #476: Featuring Helen Oxenbury, last added: 3/27/2016
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8. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #475: Featuring Cécile Gambini

“Don’t I look like a living painting? …”(Click to enlarge and read text)   Next month will see the U.S. publication of a book called Strange Trees: And the Stories Behind Them, written by Bernadette Pourquié and illustrated by Cécile Gambini (Princeton Architectural Press). It was a book first published in France, evidently the winner […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #475: Featuring Cécile Gambini, last added: 3/20/2016
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9. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #474: Featuring Masamitsu Saito

“But I’m all right.The snow covers me like a fleecy blanket.”(Click to enlarge spread)   Okay, you all. Before Spring officially gets here, I must take some time to tell you about Yuki Kaneko’s Into the Snow, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito and released by Enchanted Lion Books last month. This is a book that captures […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #474: Featuring Masamitsu Saito, last added: 3/13/2016
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10. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #472: Featuring Frank Morrison

” … I force my feet to move. But one block in, I can’t go on.I hear the beat of feet. …”(Click to enlarge spread)   Anyone else remember 2014’s Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, written by Katheryn Russell-Brown and illustrated by Frank Morrison? There’s art from the book here at 7-Imp; it won […]

4 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #472: Featuring Frank Morrison, last added: 2/28/2016
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11. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #471: Featuring Lucy Ruth Cummins

“Once upon a time there was a hungry lion, a penguin, a turtle, a little calico kitten,a brown mouse, a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears, a frog,a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a woolly sheep, a koala, and also a hen.”(Click to enlarge spread)   I’ve got a […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #471: Featuring Lucy Ruth Cummins, last added: 2/21/2016
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12. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #470: Featuring Benji Davies

“It’s got bright, waving things attached to it like huge kites. It’s got colors.It’s got sound. It’s got, it’s got—WHEELS!”(Click to enlarge spread)   I’ve got a review over at BookPage (here) of Linda Sarah’s Big Friends (Henry Holt, January 2016), illustrated by Benji Davies and first published in the UK in 2014 as On […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #470: Featuring Benji Davies, last added: 2/14/2016
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13. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #469: Featuring Chloe Bonfield

“Jack reached a hill and climbed to the top. No perfect trees were there.He climbed down the other side. Nothing.The perfect tree was really very hard to find.”(Click to enlarge spread)   I’ve got a review here over at BookPage of Chloe Bonfield’s The Perfect Tree (Running Press, January 2016). This is the debut book […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #469: Featuring Chloe Bonfield, last added: 2/7/2016
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14. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #468: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Will Quinn

  I got a postcard in the mail this week with the image above on it. It was a happy surprise and a note from a RISD graduate, named Will Quinn, who told me he reads and enjoys my blog. I was taken with the image and then visited his website to see more of […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #468: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Will Quinn, last added: 1/31/2016
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15. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #466: Featuring Andrea D’Aquino

“Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.‘I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked.”(Click to enlarge)   I’ve got the artwork today of art director, illustrator, and graphic designer Andrea D’Aquino. In this, her debut, she provides illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as part of a […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #466: Featuring Andrea D’Aquino, last added: 1/17/2016
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16. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #465: Featuring E. B. Lewis

“… When the gavel slammed down to end court that day, it announced change all over the country. And in its echo, you could hear the sound of Sarah’s first stepsto school and her long road to justice.”(Click image to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)   Hi, dear kickers. I’ve got a review […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #465: Featuring E. B. Lewis, last added: 1/10/2016
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17. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #457: Featuring Jane Manning

” … only / Miss Augusta / and I / are here /in a room / filled with magic / story / rhyme. …”(Click image to see in detail and read the poem in its entirety)   I’m keeping things very brief today here at 7-Imp, though I do hope you leave your kicks from […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #457: Featuring Jane Manning, last added: 11/8/2015
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18. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #458: Featuring Simona Mulazzani

(Click to enlarge)   I’ve got a review over at BookPage of Alessandro Gatti’s and Pierdomenico Baccalario’s The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani and released by Enchanted Lion Books this month. The book was originally published two years ago in Italy. The review is here, and below is some more art […]

4 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #458: Featuring Simona Mulazzani, last added: 11/15/2015
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19. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #459: Featuring Csil

“Yes, but how? Traveling is out of the question!Cathy is much too weak to go on an expedition.What to do …? What to do …?Cathy tries to laugh and tells Eiffel with a wink,‘You could build us a railway that takes us up to the clouds in a blink.'”(Click to enlarge)   When the New […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #459: Featuring Csil, last added: 11/22/2015
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20. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #460: Featuring Rashin Kheiriyeh

“While we were speaking, a horse suddenly rose out of the waves of the sea. …”(Click to enlarge illustration)   Good morning, Imps! Today I’ve got the artwork of author-illustrator and animator Rashin Kheiriyeh (here she is pictured with Lisbeth Zwerger just last month), who was born in Iran and studied graphic design at the […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #460: Featuring Rashin Kheiriyeh, last added: 11/29/2015
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21. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #460: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Kerry Dwyer

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means a student or debut illustrator visits. Today, it’s artist and illustrator Kerry Dwyer, who studied at RISD and has a “newly minted website in children’s book illustration after years in a career in television animation and gaming.” Kerry shares some more artwork below and tells us […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #460: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Kerry Dwyer, last added: 12/6/2015
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22. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #461: Featuring Marjorie Priceman

  “The snow had stopped. The sky was blue-black, and the stars looked close enough to pluck right out and put into your pocket if you wanted to,but José decided to leave them just where they were.”(Click to enlarge spread)   This morning at 7-Imp, I’ve got some spreads from Sonia Manzano’s (otherwise known as […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #461: Featuring Marjorie Priceman, last added: 12/13/2015
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23. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #462: Featuring Anna Wright

(Click image to see spread in its entirety)   The year is nearly over, and I want to be sure to highlight a beautiful nonfiction picture book from UK illustrator Anna Wright, called A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups (Charlesbridge, September 2015). This book, as the sub-title tells you, explores the collective nouns for […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #462: Featuring Anna Wright, last added: 12/20/2015
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24. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #463: FeaturingAndrea Dezsö, Jonas Lauströer, & Sybille Schenker

“All of the sudden an enormous whale came puffing up to him and cried out,‘Who said you could catch the subjects of my realm and take them away with you?This will cost you your life!'”— Andrea Dezsö’s illustration for “The Three Sisters”   “Little Red Cap opened her eyes wide, and when she saw the […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #463: FeaturingAndrea Dezsö, Jonas Lauströer, & Sybille Schenker, last added: 12/27/2015
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25. 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #464: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Erin McLaughlin

  It’s the first Sunday of the month, fellow kickers, and that means a student or debut illustrator. I’ve got the former today, a student from Montserrat College of Art. Erin McLaughlin is nearly done with her studies, tells us all about herself below, and also shares some of her art with its bright palettes […]

3 Comments on 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #464: FeaturingUp-and-Coming Illustrator, Erin McLaughlin, last added: 1/3/2016
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