What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring:
Janik Coat, Blexbolex, Luke Pearson,
Bjorn Rune Lie (& Friends),
Micah Lidberg, and Ping Zhu

h1 June 22nd, 2012 by jules


From Janik Coat’s Hippopposites
(Abram’s Appleseed Books, May 2012)


 


From Blexbolex’s No Man’s Land
(Nobrow Press, June 2012)

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This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School, edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin with paintings by S. D. Nelson. That link is here today.

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Last week, I conducted a Q & A with Sam Arthur, the Director of London-based Nobrow Press—whose books are now being distributed stateside by Consortium—about their beautifully-crafted comics, illustrated books, and children’s books. That Q&A was here, if you missed it and are so inclined to read it. Below are some more images from Nobrow — a look at some of their recent and upcoming releases.

On another day last week over at Kirkus, I sang the praises (here) of Hippopposites, released by Abram’s Appleseed Books in May, from French author, illustrator, and graphic designer Janik Coat. I’ve also got a couple more spreads from that outstanding board book below.

Enjoy.

 


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Bookplate and cover for Blexbolex’s No Man’s Land
(Nobrow Press, June 2012)


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Spread and cover from Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Midnight Giant
(Nobrow, May 2012)


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Spread and cover from Luke Pearson’s Hildafolk (Nobrow, 2010)
(More art can be seen here at Luke’s site)


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Spread and cover from Bjorn Rune Lie & Co.’s The Wolf’s Whistle
(Nobrow, May 2012)



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Spreads and cover from Micah Lidberg’s
Rise and Fall: A Concertina of Life
(Nobrow, 2010)



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Spreads and cover from Ping Zhu’s Swan Lake
(Nobrow, September 2012)


 

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but you can still get the general idea here…)


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Images of Nobrow titles are courtesy of Nobrow Press, 2012.

HIPPOPPOSITES. Copyright © 2010 by Janik Coat. Translation copyright © 2012 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc./Appleseed Books. Spreads reproduced with permission of the publisher.





5 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring:
Janik Coat, Blexbolex, Luke Pearson,
Bjorn Rune Lie (& Friends),
Micah Lidberg, and Ping Zhu”

  1. I’m hoping Hippopposites comes in to WPL this week. Can’t wait to see it.


  2. Fantastic– I especially love the look of Ping Zhu’s Swan Lake. I’ve never heard of Nobrow before and am so glad I’m now aware of them. A publisher with this kind of variety is a very exciting discovery!


  3. I’ve been trying to get my hands on a copy of Hildafolk, I just love the cover! How did you like it? Do you think it would be good for a 7/8 year old? I’m trying to find a few more graphic novels to do with my little brother, and then I’ll also have an excuse to buy Hildafolk since I can’t find it at the library haha

    Also, I will most definitely come back and share highlights from my children’s lit courses with all of you here and on my blog too!


  4. Hi, Jess. Yes, I think Hildafolk is good for that age. There is a “damn it” in there, I believe, if you get squirmy about that kind of thing. My own daughters love the book, and if we run across words like that, we just discuss it and they have enough sense to not walk around using them in public. (But, again, I only say that, since some parents like to avoid things like that. For the record, I said it, but I highly recommend the book.)

    Thanks in advance for sharing your course highlights with us!


  5. Awesome! Thanks so much :)


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