The Real World at a 45-Degree Angle

h1 February 18th, 2015 by jules

See that post title? It’s a phrase that illustrator Nicholas Gannon once used when he visited 7-Imp back in 2011. (I’m fond of the phrase.) Back then, Nicholas was an unpublished author-illustrator, but now he’ll see the publication this year (later in the Fall) of his first illustrated children’s novel, The Doldrums (Greenwillow). I find this exciting.

Today, in honor of this news, I’m sharing a few peeks inside the book. Be sure to visit that 2011 post, if you’re so inclined, to see even more art from Nicholas. In fact, you can read there the genesis of this book; it all started with The Doldrums Press.

Congrats to Nicholas!


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THE DOLDRUMS. Copyright © 2015 by Nicholas Gannon. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Greenwillow/HarperCollins, New York.

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16 comments to “The Real World at a 45-Degree Angle”

  1. What wonderful illustrations! Really lovely. Congrats to Nicholas!


  2. I’ll be looking for it Jules. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Wow! What gorgeous art! I really love the palette and details. Congratulations on your book, Nicholas.


  4. I cannot wait to read this book! Simply amazing illustrations! Congratulations Nicholas.


  5. Nicholas! Absolutely great. Tutterville awaits. I need a great book for my grandchildren; now I have one.
    Thanks and lots of luck.


  6. Hi Nick, Absolutely gorgeous illustrations!! I am so looking forward to reading this wonderful story! Congratulations!!


  7. I am TOTALLY smitten by Nicholas Gannon and this gorgeous and intriguing work! SO glad to now be aware of you, Nicholas 😀 I was disappointed that the cover art doesn’t appear on the B&N site, though! Please do something about that. This wonderful cover needs to be there!:D


  8. Nick, you have worked incredibly hard, And the fruits of your labor are gorgeous! Be assured of my prayers and cannot wait for the launch; maybe I’ll give you a plug here! God bless you Nick and Congratulations!


  9. Nick, We are so excited! We’ve enjoyed following your work and can’t wait for September. Yea Nick!


  10. I was convinced these illustrations were made in 3D – they look so sculptural. What a coup Jules! What other work by Nicholas would you suggest we look at? Thanks for the post.


  11. Jamie, this will be his debut.


  12. It looks charming. Can’t wait to get it for my grandchildren (or for me).


  13. Nick, Congratulations! Your illustrations are mesmerizingly beautiful. I’ve already ordered my copy and can’t wait to read your book with my children. Wishing you much success!


  14. That art is intriguing, particularly that image that leads the post. I’m going to have to get my hands on this one.


  15. These are gorgeous illustrations! I can’t wait to carry this book. Looks like it has Caldecott potential!


  16. Nick, So excited and happy for you. I’m ordering 5 books for all my grandchildren and one for me! I know this is going to be a GREAT success. Can’t wait to read it. God Bless you Nick!


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