Two Announcements Before Breakfast

h1 September 15th, 2009 by jules

Good morning, all! I have two kickin’ announcements for my fellow Illustration Junkies of the world:

1. Matt Phelan is stopping by this morning for a breakfast chat! See the post below. He is sharing lots of beautiful art work to wake you up this morning. As well as strong, non-negotiable coffee.

2. Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka has this to share this morning:

Mr. Tomie dePaola is turning 75! My wife, Gina, and I wanted to do something special for him, let him know just how much he is loved. We reached out to our children’s book illustrator friends and asked if they would make an image to honor Tomie. On September 15th, on his actual birthday, we are launching Three Kisses for Tomie with the first round of art. Many artists have promised art later in the year, and we will continue to update the site throughout the year, as we get new art in. Here is a sneak preview of what you will see:

Jarrett’s contribution
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Mo Willems’ contribution
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Erin Eitter Kono’s contribution
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This is seven kinds of fabulous is what it is. You can see even more over at Three Kisses for Tomie: An All-Star Tribue to Tomie dePaola, launched today. Enjoy!

And: Happy birthday, Tomie!

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{Illustrations used with permission of Jarrett J. Krosoczka.}

3 comments to “Two Announcements Before Breakfast”

  1. Oh, cool. I love it when illustrators do stuff like this. Wow, what a birthday tribute!

  2. This is absolutely delightful–and what a wonderful tribute to a great children’s author and illustrator.

    Jarrett, I love Gina’s and your idea for Three Kisses for Tomie in celebration of his 75th birthday. I love your artistic contribution too. That Strega Nona–what a memorable story character!

  3. Such a brilliant idea! WOW!

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