Corey R. Tabor is the illustrator behind the beautiful and imaginative picture book A DARK, DARK CAVE. This story has suspense, exploration and a fun twist. On today’s show Corey talks about making the art for this book, his journey into children’s literature and his debut as an author-illustrator with the picture book FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST.
This episode features a countdown of the top-5 most listened to picturebooking interviews of 2016. Plus I announce my favorite book featured on the show this year.
Ideas are funny things. They don’t always grow in a straight line and rightfully so. Sometime I think the most important thing you can do to help an idea grow is to listen … and to let it change. Today’s author Chris Haughton had an idea that grew into his latest book Goodnight Everyone. How this story started and where it ended up are super interesting …
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. Basically Jake Parker makes things! And after this talk you’re going to be inspired to make things too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.