Rascal and Nana: Following Up
with Lauren Castillo with Art and Sketches …

h1 June 19th, 2014 by jules




Pictured above: The final illustration from The Troublemaker
and images from
Nana in the City
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Since I chatted here at Kirkus last week with Lauren Castillo, I gotta follow up with some art. Thanks to Lauren for sending some images along for today’s post. We have here things like early sketches and character studies from The Troublemaker (Clarion, June 2014), and she’s also giving us a sneak-peek at Nana in the City, coming this September (also from Clarion).

If you want more of Lauren’s work, she also recently visited Mr. Schu, as well as Joanna Marple.

Enjoy …

 

From The Troublemaker:


 


Cover doodles
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Cover progression
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Case cover


 


Final dustjacket cover


 


Character studies
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Raccoon studies
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Early sketchbook page
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Early storyboard
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Tiny dummy
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Final art: “I was bored. Everyone else had something to do.”
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Final art: “But we have to be very sneaky.”


 



 




Process piece, refined sketch, and final art:
“Now we send the prisoner out to sea. Arrr! Off ye go, matey!”

(Click each to enlarge)


 


Final art: “‘No more taking your sister’s things. What do you say?’”


 


Final art: “Rascal and I were collecting tomatoes for my boat.”
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Final art: “I wanted to look for Rascal, but Mom said I had to wait until morning.”
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From Nana in the City:


 


Character sketches
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Early sketching
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Two final spreads
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THE TROUBLEMAKER. Copyright © 2014 by Lauren Castillo. Published by Clarion Books, Boston.

NANA IN THE CITY. Copyright © 2014 by Lauren Castillo. Published by Clarion Books, Boston.

All images here are reproduced by permission of Lauren Castillo.

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One comment to “Rascal and Nana: Following Up
with Lauren Castillo with Art and Sketches …”

  1. Those storyboards, character sketches and tiny dummies have stolen my heart. Wow! I too have seen and love the video of the sneaky raccoon stealing a doormat. Such awesome inspiration. Thanks for sharing!


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