Archive for June, 2019

What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring K-Fai Steele

h1 Friday, June 7th, 2019

“‘Maybe it’s weird for you, but not for me. …'”

Over at Kirkus today, it’s moths and natural selection and adaptation and gorgeous art.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about K-Fai Steele’s first book as both author and illustrator — A Normal Pig (Balzer + Bray, June 2019). Today, K-Fai talks a bit about the book, shares some early sketches (and a couple of deleted scenes), and shares some final art from the book. I thank her for visiting.

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Bear Came Along

h1 Tuesday, June 4th, 2019


I’m sending you to the Horn Book’s site today for a review I wrote of Richard T. Morris’s Bear Came Along (Little, Brown, June 2019), illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

The review is here, if you’re so inclined to read it. It’s a mighty entertaining tale, this one.

Until later this week …

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #640: Featuring
Up-and-Coming Illustrator Heidi Aubrey

h1 Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

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It’s the first Sunday of the month (hello, June), which means I’ve a visit from a student or newly-graduated illustrator. This morning, I’ve illustrator Heidi Aubrey. She studied at the ArtCenter College of Design and has just signed with an agent. Heidi sent along some art, as well as a bit about herself, and I thank her for sharing this morning.

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