What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Wolf Erlbruch, Emily Winfield Martin, & Júlia Sardà

h1 October 21st, 2016 by jules


“Winifred, the oldest child, preferred her top ten lists.”
— From Kyo Maclear’s
The Liszts,
illustrated by Júlia Sardà


 


“He slipped his hand into the pocket and found a folded piece of paper.
It said: ARE YOU ME?”
— From Oren Lavie’s
The Bear Who Wasn’t There:
And the Fabulous Forest, illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch
(Click to see full text and the spread in its entirety)


 


“Good night, little wanderers!”
— From Emily Winfield Martin’s
The Littlest Family’s Big Day
(Click to enlarge spread)


 

This week over at Kirkus, I’ve got yellow on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Oren Lavie’s The Bear Who Wasn’t There: And the Fabulous Forest (Black Sheep/Akashic Books, October 2016), illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch; Kyo Maclear’s The Liszts (Tundra Books, October 2016), illustrated by Júlia Sardà; and Emily Winfield Martin’s The Littlest Family’s Big Day (Random House, October 2016).

I’ve got art from each book today, and Emily even shares some early sketches, storyboards, etc. I thank her for sharing.

Enjoy!



 

From The Liszts:


 


“The Liszts made lists. Scritch, scratch. They made lists most usual.
And lists most unusual.”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“Frederick, the youngest child, made lists of fun things to do.”
(Click to enlarge)


 


“Edward, the middle child, made lists that went on for 31 pages.
Lists to quiet the swirl of his midnight mind.”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“Not wanting to be left out, Grandpa made lists of his greatest admirers and
most fearsome enemies. The cat did the same.”

(Click to enlarge)


 



 

From The Bear Who Wasn’t There:
And the Fabulous Forest
:


 


“A BEAR???? Well, everybody knows that bears scratch when they itch,
but not many people know that itches scratch when they’re
bears!
(Click to see full text and the spread in its entirety)


 



 

From The Littlest Family’s Big Day:


 



Pictured above: Character sketches


 




Pictured above: Sketches
(Click each to enlarge)


 



Pictured above: Making progres …
(Click each to enlarge)


 






Pictured above: Color storyboards


 




Pictured above: Cover sketches


 


Opening endpapers of the book
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Final art: “Then they set out on a wander to see what they would find.
Were they alone?”

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Final art: “When the rain stopped, the little family found they they were Lost.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

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THE BEAR WHO WASN’T THERE: AND THE FABULOUS FOREST. Words © 2014, 2016 Oren Lavie. Illustrations © 2014, 2016 Wolf Erlbruch. Originally published in 2014 in Germany by Verlag Antje Kunstmann GmbH. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Black Sheep/Akashic Books, Brooklyn.

THE LISZTS. Text copyright © 2016 by Kyo Maclear. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Júlia Sardà. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Tundra Books, Canada.

THE LITTLEST FAMILY’S BIG DAY. Copyright © 2016 by Emily Winfield Martin. Published by Random House, New York. Art and preliminary images used by permission of Random House and Emily Winfield Martin.

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