Matthew Cordell’s King Alice

h1 October 9th, 2018 by jules


I’ve a review over at BookPage of Caldecott Medalist Matt Cordell’s newest picture book, King Alice (Feiwel & Friends, October 2018). That is here.

Today, Matt shares some sketches, studies, and final pieces from the book. I thank him for sharing.


Early Character Sketches & Studies:


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Matt: “[This] study with the color drawings is a very early one, back when I was considering having my daughter help me with the Dad/Alice drawings in the book.
We gave it a shot and it got a little unrealistic, once a deadline was in the works.
But Romy actually
did help me write the bits of the Dad/Alice book,
which I love to tell kids about at events and school visits.”

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Some Final Art:


Illustrations from the title page spread


“‘King Alice the First and the royal brave knights having breakfast,’ said Mom. …”
(Click to enlarge spread and, below it, its sketch)


“‘King Alice the First and the royal brave knights’ PRINCESS TEA PARTY!'”
(Click to enlarge spread — text varies slightly in final version)




Case cover
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KING ALICE. Copyright © 2018 by Matthew Cordell. Published by Feiwel and Friends, New York. All images here used by permission of Matthew Cordell.

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