Five of James Yang‘s illustration were chosen for this year’s Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Created for The Egg Story, the series is a set of children’s stories for Hong Kong-based website for young mothers.
True to Steph’s positive n’ perky personality, Steph Calvert created this image for Teaching Tolerance Magazine. The Spring 2017 issue includes both a spread (shown here), as well as a hand lettered quote of Frida Kahlo’s. The story is titled “Mariposas” and focuses on how a school founded a Latina civic engagement group to build confidence with the girls.
Abby Carter is a wonderful children’s illustrator, among other things. Take a look at her website to see all that she does. We’re honoring Dad’s for Father’s Day this weekend and showing some of Abby’s illustrations she created for several children’s books, like Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story.
Abby is represented by MB Artists.
Happy Thanksgiving from a few of Liz Sanders Agency artists, Suzanne Beaky and Kyle Poling!
Suzanne Beaky created this lively self promo for a direct mail piece mailed to the children’s book publishing market. Suzanne creates wonderfully expressive illustrations which are commissioned for children’s books, magazines and educational publishing worldwide. Suzanne grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, and studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design.
Her expressive illustrations are commissioned by children’s book, magazine, and educational publishers worldwide. See for yourself some of the images she’s created.
Below is a promotional illustration created by Kyle Poling showing a traditional Pilgrim and Native American Thanksgiving.
Suzanne Beaky’s super animated chicken grabs the attention of those little ones. A prolific published illustrator, Suzanne created this personality plus chicken for the children’s book Chicken Licken‘, published by Heinemann Publishing.
The book is party of the Shared Reading Books series, which are oversided books that the teacher reads to a group of children. Let us tell you, they are entranced by the story and Suzanne’s fun and often silly art. We want to share a little bit of the book along with Suzanne’s illustration.
Suzanne is represented by Liz Sanders Agency and you can check out more of her work on her rep’s website.
One day Chicken Licken was pecking around for seeds to eat.
Then all of a sudden a big acorn fell on his head.
“What was that?” he asked.
He looked up at the sky.
And then he got very worried.
© Suzanne Beaky
Illustrator Colleen Madden recently finished work on a new children’s book, and all indications are that we will be seeing it everywhere very soon. The story, or words actually, are taken from the Mariah Carey song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Colleen’s style had the right blend of painterly fun and sweet that Ms. Carey and the publisher, Random House Children’s Books, were looking for. It was a demanding project with a tight deadline, but Colleen pulled it off beautifully. If book sales are anything like the song sales, there is no doubt that the book will be a big hit!
Looks like it’s time for Christmas shopping! Copies will be available starting November 10th.
Martin Haake took a little trip around the globe recently, in pictures anyway. He had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate thirty maps of the world’s best-loved cities, like Toronto, Mumbai and New York. That’s a whole lot of exploration!
Georgia Cherry researched and wrote the children’s book City Atlas and Martin added the visuals. Each map is beautifully detailed, engaging and colorful. He captured the local flavor and customs of each city including famous landmarks and famous people.
Also included on each page is a search-and-find game that engages young readers. Children are lead on a thrilling adventure as they scour each city in search of exciting one-of-a-kind treasure. It’s sure to be a hit among kids everywhere!
City Atlas is published by Wide Eyed Editions and available for purchase on Amazon in the UK this week. It will be available in other markets in the coming months and in the U.S. in 2016. Martin Haake is represented by Lindgren & Smith. Be sure to check out Martin’s portfolios at Folioplanet and Workbook.
Stanislawa Kodman‘s whimsical drawings seem particularly appropriate reminding us of our late summer evenings shared with the twinkling fireflies. Whether as images in children’s books, magazine articles or simply to grace the page, Stanislawa has a charming style that adds sophistication and elegance to any project. To see even more of Stanislawa’s playful side, check out her blog, Leaves, Wings & Other Such Things.
Stanislawa is represented by Alexander-Pollard, Inc.
Always encouraged by her parents to nurture her creative side, Erika LeBarre can remember putting pencil to paper and drawing as a child…a lot. In fact, it was her favorite thing to do. Having graduated from the College for Creative studies with a BFA in illustration, Erika honed her craft working along side other illustrators and designers for several years until she branched out on her own.
With an impressive client list and beautiful work to show for it, Erika creates product/packaging labels, posters, point of purchase, signage, direct mail, magazine ads, editorial, greeting cards, grade school textbooks, eBooks, websites, textiles, logos and even character development. We’re excited to have her join Folioplanet!
Erika LeBarre is represented by Deborah Wolfe.