Let’s Look at Some Art from Bryan Collier, Shall We?

h1 January 16th, 2014 by jules


“And my papa, he tells me, ‘I love you.’
We share a game…KNOCK KNOCK.”

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In the category of I Wrote About This Book at Kirkus Last Week But It Won’t Be the Same If I Don’t Also Share Some Spreads from the Book, I give you today some of Bryan Collier’s illustrations from Daniel Beaty’s KNOCK KNOCK: My Dad’s Dream for Me (Little, Brown, December 2013).

And that is all for now. (And P.S. I love the spread above so, so much.)

Enjoy the art.



(Click either image to see spread in its entirety)


“‘Papa, come home, ’cause I want to be just like you,
but I’m forgetting who you are.’”

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“‘No longer will I be there to knock on your door, so you must learn to
knock for yourself. KNOCK KNOCK down the doors that I could not.’”

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KNOCK KNOCK: MY DAD’S DREAM FOR ME. Copyright © 2014 by Daniel Beaty. Illustrations © 2014 by Collier. Spreads reproduced by permission of the publisher, Little, Brown and Company, New York.





2 comments to “Let’s Look at Some Art from Bryan Collier, Shall We?”

  1. This artwork is so beautiful, and the story sounds so sad :(


  2. Oh the joy and beauty of Brian Collier’s work. But this is a poignant story. Thanks for sharing it!!!!


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