CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND OTHER ILLUSTRATION WE LOVE
Maurice Sendak remembered by Tony Kushner (Guardian)
Over the years, his books became stranger, darker, more complex and more magnificent. He was a very serious artist. With a depth of feeling and intensity that might seem odd in an author and illustrator of children’s books, Maurice believed in art.

Maurice Sendak remembered by Tony Kushner (Guardian)

Over the years, his books became stranger, darker, more complex and more magnificent. He was a very serious artist. With a depth of feeling and intensity that might seem odd in an author and illustrator of children’s books, Maurice believed in art.

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Shaun Tan’s “The Arrival” on stage. (If you haven’t read/heard of The Arrival… OMG GO FIND IT NOW.)

Thanks to everyone for making our book launch day so great and getting the word out about The Insomniacs! Here are a few more sneak peek photos of the book.

(It can be purchased online or at a bookstore near you!).

Happy Publication Day to THE INSOMNIACS !

story by Karina Wolf; illustration by the Brothers Hilts.

This STUNNINGLY beautiful book trailer gives a preview of the book.

Book trailer directed & animated by Eric Manche; music and sound design by Matt Bryan; narration by Sharon Hogan, recorded by Sarah Binchy

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The Poe cottage, Fordham, New York.
C. F. W. Mielatz, from American graphic art, by Frank Weitenkampf, New York , 1912.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

The Poe cottage, Fordham, New York.

C. F. W. Mielatz, from American graphic art, by Frank Weitenkampf, New York , 1912.

(Source: archive.org)

nybooks:

Eve Bowen: A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey
Whether they are Edwardian ladies, fur-coated gentlemen, ill-fated children, or unusual animals, Edward Gorey’s characters are almost always on some kind of journey. His stories often unfold in wallpapered rooms, on barren estates, or among statues, beast-shaped topiaries, and urns. “Few seem to return from the borders to which I’ve sent them,” he wrote. Perhaps this is what gives Gorey’s work its talismanic power: his books and drawings, which are so often about imagined deaths and disasters, turn into lucky charms for his readers.
Image: ‘Lady Under Elephant Table’ (Edward Gorey Charitable Trust)

nybooks:

Eve Bowen: A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey

Whether they are Edwardian ladies, fur-coated gentlemen, ill-fated children, or unusual animals, Edward Gorey’s characters are almost always on some kind of journey. His stories often unfold in wallpapered rooms, on barren estates, or among statues, beast-shaped topiaries, and urns. “Few seem to return from the borders to which I’ve sent them,” he wrote. Perhaps this is what gives Gorey’s work its talismanic power: his books and drawings, which are so often about imagined deaths and disasters, turn into lucky charms for his readers.

Image: ‘Lady Under Elephant Table’ (Edward Gorey Charitable Trust)

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