A Peek at Barbara McClintock’s Drawing Table

h1 February 8th, 2022 by jules


Did you all know that author-illustrator Barbara McClintock is working on illustrating a picture book about Randolph Caldecott, written by the very talented Michelle Markel? (Well, you know this if you follow Barbara on Instagram, which — if social media is your jam — I highly recommend.) It’s called Tomfoolery! Randolph Caldecott and the Rambunctious Coming of Age of Children’s Books, and it’s coming in Spring 2023 from Chronicle Books.

I secured permission from Barbara to share a cover sketch here today, as well as a few images of her drawing table. Bonus: One photo features beautiful Pia, who merely tolerates the camera.



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