Sealed (and Stomped) With a Kiss

h1 August 1st, 2013 by jules

Early sketch

Final art
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Stomp! Roar! MWAH!

I reviewed David Ezra Stein’s newest picture book, Dinosaur Kisses (Candlewick), over at BookPage. That link is here. The book will be released in several days, as you can see at the BookPage link.

So, you can read about it over there, but here at 7-Imp today I’ve got some early sketches from the book (as well as a bit more final art), which David sent. These are process pics, he told me — “from early style ideas, to character design, to some sketches, to more finished work. … You will see a few Mama Squirrels in there. I was working on that around the same time.”


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Some final art from the book
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Oh, wanna see the trailer?

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DINOSAUR KISSES. Copyright © 2013 by David Ezra Stein. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA. Sketches reproduced by permission of David Ezra Stein.

6 comments to “Sealed (and Stomped) With a Kiss”

  1. I love it! DINOSAUR KISSES is adorable. Thanks for the peek behind the scenes.

  2. Can’t get enough of these, love to see David’s creative process unfold. Am awestruck by the spontaneity and playfulness there, so exhilarating to dive into!

  3. Fantastic sketches! Beguiling creatures! I love David’s work, and can’t wait to add DINOSAUR KISSES to my collection.

  4. Oh my gosh, this trailer is SO great. The sketches are pretty terrific, too.

  5. Gah! Man, I love this dude. He makes drawing look like 24/7 fun. I wonder if he ever does not enjoy drawing…

  6. I love these sneak-peeks into the artist’s world and as Matthew says David sure makes drawing look fun! I can’t wait to see this new book.

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