Monday, February 08, 2010

Picture Book Report

Meg Hunt and colleagues have started a literary illustration blog, Picture Book Report — fifteen artists will be create illustrations inspired by a favorite book. Many, in fact, most, of the titles are science fiction/fantasy, including A Wrinkle in Time, Hitchhikers Guide, Robin Hood, The Hobbit, Tarzan, Peter Pan, among others.

From the mission statement:
There is a certain kind of magic to books and stories that is hard to beat .... At the same time, there’s this stigma against books with pictures, that they’re something you leave behind after you get to a certain age. The urge to make our own mark upon this format is immense. To give back to that tradition of storytelling and share our own along the way.”

They began last week with a great series of bookplates to set the stage. I’m looking forward to checking in often and seeing fresh interpretations on so many classic titles.

(In addition to all the great talent involved, I love anything vaguely Robin Hood or Tarzan-y — color me psyched.)

4 comments:

pete ryan said...

Im really excited about this project - i think there will be some awesome stuff!

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Errant Knave said...

Wow... those illustrations are great. Kali Ciesemier's work on Sabriel looks like the art of M.S. Corley, which I'm all for. It's nice to find new artists to explore.

bval said...

Really? Um, yeah this is way cool! Challenges me towards something when in between jobs. Now which book should I choose...?