Podcast interviews with illustrators
Listen to in-depth interviews about the joys and struggles of children’s book illustrators.
Find your favorite picture book illustrator below.
Kaylani Juanita – A House For Every Bird
Today’s guests include an interview with children’s book illustrator Kaylani Juanita and a picturebooking message by authors Ruth Spiro and Ruth Forman.
Cátia Chien – The Bear and the Moon
Children’s book illustrator Cátia Chien shows us that something beautiful can come from creative struggle. Today’s featured book, THE BEAR AND THE MOON is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into a bear’s life.
Jess X. Snow
Jess X. Snow is a Chinese-Canadian film director, cinematographer, public artist, illustrator, and poet currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Jess is working to build a future where migrants and people of color see themselves as heroes on the big screen, city walls, and pages of children’s books.
Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery.
Ella Okstad is a Norwegian illustrator whose invisible cats, silly monsters and hidden unicorns have traveled the world.
Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.
Joe Bluhm is an artist, designer, writer, and director who has illustrated a New York Times-bestselling picture book.
Stevie Lewis is an illustrator who has been living on the road in a van (she mostly built out herself!) for the past three years, furthering her passion art and the outdoors.
Joe Sutphin illustrated the NY Times Bestselling novel Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau and Raffie On The Run by Jacqueline Resnick.
Weyant & Gehl
Author Laura Gehl and the illustrated Christopher Weyant talk about their book My Pillow Keeps Moving.
Catia Chien is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently working in New York City. She graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 2004.
Vanessa Brantley Newton
Vanessa Brantley Newton is a diversity expert and storyteller whose illustrated many books for young readers, including Mary Had a Little Glam.