068: Jake Parker – Good Things Come to Those Who Create

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Chatting
068: Jake Parker – Good Things Come to Those Who Create

On the show today we have Jake Parker and his debut picture book LITTLE BOT & SPARROW. Jake has worked in comics, concept art, illustration and animation. He started the popular drawing challenge Inktober and co-founded the illustration education website svslearn.com with Will Terry (Picturebooking Episode 12). Basically Jake Parker makes things! And after this talk you’re going to be inspired to make things too.

067: Evan Turk – The Storyteller

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Chatting
067: Evan Turk – The Storyteller

Author and illustrator Evan Turk shares all the wonders of his picture book THE STORYTELLER with us. The text in this book transforms the reader into a traditional storyteller. The art transforms the story into an explosion of culture and imagination.

066: Melissa Sweet – Some Writer: The Story of E. B. White

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Chatting
066: Melissa Sweet – Some Writer: The Story of E. B. White

Getting to know the author of CHARLOTTE’S WEB through Melissa Sweet‘s book SOME WRITER: THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE was such a treasure. The art, the words and the design of this book give you an in depth biography of a man and a writer. Whether you are a fan of White’s stories or a writer yourself, this book needs to be on your reading list.

065: Nate Wragg – Monsters, Trucks, Ninjas and Telling a Visual Story

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Chatting
065: Nate Wragg – Monsters, Trucks, Ninjas and Telling a Visual Story

Today’s featured book is a Halloween special … MONSTER TRUCKS by Anika Denise and illustrated by Nate Wragg. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that such a perfect picture book idea hasn’t been done. I’m thankful Anika and Nate where the two that made it.

064: Tom Booth – The Character Design of 100 Historical Figures

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Chatting
064: Tom Booth – The Character Design of 100 Historical Figures

Tom Booth is the character designer and illustrator behind WHO WINS?: 100 HISTORICAL FIGURES GO HEAD-TO-HEAD. I’ve learned more about history from playing with this interactive book than I thought was possible.

063: Mike Lowery – Talks Like a Pirate

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Chatting
063: Mike Lowery – Talks Like a Pirate

Mike Lowery is known for his ability to talk like a pirate. So he was the perfect guest to have on during TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY. Mike also wrote and illustrated THE PURSUIT OF THE PESKY PIZZA PIRATE.

062: Rafael López – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Chatting
062: Rafael López – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Rafael López is the illustrator and inspiration for the picture book MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD. There is so much to love about Rafael’s true story, and the picture book that captured the spirit of this neighborhood art project.

061: Alexis Braud – An Artist’s Parade

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Chatting
061: Alexis Braud – An Artist’s Parade

Alexis Braud is the author and illustrator of PARADE. This is a book that celebrates the Louisiana culture of parading but what drew me into it was the notion of starting. Just getting yourself out there and starting something without much fanfare. Putting yourself on display and parading … even if it is only a parade of one small creature … something special might come of it, if only we start.

060: Josh Funk – Dear Josh, You Rock

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Chatting
060: Josh Funk – Dear Josh, You Rock

Josh Funk hasn’t played fantasy football in years, and we in the children’s book world are so thankful. To fill the void left by fantasy, Josh began writing for children. Three books later Josh and I finally get to sit down and have a Picturebooking chat.

059: Mike Boldt – A Tiger Tale

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Chatting
059: Mike Boldt – A Tiger Tale

Today’s show features Mike Boldt, the author and illustrator of A TIGER TALE (Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School).

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