Mischief with Marciano

h1 June 9th, 2016 by jules

Over pie and coffee, I pitched Sophie a couple ideas. One was nothing more than a setting—a small city in southern Italy I had visited a dozen years earlier. The thing about Benevento is that it was totally infested with witches of all kinds, and for generations kids had to learn strategies on how to avoid them just to get through their day.”

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Over at Kirkus today, I talk to author-illustrator John Bemelmans Marciano, pictured here, about The Witches of Benevento, his new chapter book series illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

That is here this morning. Next week at 7-Imp, I’ll follow up with some art from the series.

Until tomorrow …

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Photo of John used by his permission.


One comment to “Mischief with Marciano”

  1. […] can’t tell you how nice it’s been to share a studio with Sophie, Johnny, Brian, and Sergio these last several years. It really is like the coolest clubhouse you’d ever […]

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