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Entries in kidlitart (2)

Wednesday
Dec102014

A list of children's book illustrators on Etsy

Looking for some kidlit illustrator love for the holiday season gifting? In addition to books, of course, here are some Etsy shops where you can find traditionally published children's book illustrators. If anyone knows of others, feel free to post in the comments section! Please note that I'm only listing shops that currently have items for sale (so have left out my own :-)). 

Also see Travis Jonker's Ultimate Children's Literature Illustrator Gift Guide, which includes non-Etsy places where you can buy children's illustrator stuff.

---- Last updated: December 11, 2014

Aino Anto is offering fine art originals, prints, hug pillows, stuffed toys. Etsy shop | Website

Jonathan Bean is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Kate Berube is offering prints, magazines, greeting cards. Etsy shop | Website

Sophie Black is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Brian Biggs is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Calef Brown is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Ruth Chan is offering prints and postcards. Etsy shop | Website

Rick Chrustowski is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Joan Charles is offering prints and  greeting cards. Etsy shop | Website

Arree Chung and other children's book illustrators are offering adorable wall decals. Etsy shop | Website

Christopher Denise is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Julia Denos is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Christina Forshay is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Molly Idle is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Grace Lin is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Salley Mavor is offering note cards, posters and books. Etsy shop | Website

Wendy Martin is offering fine art originals, prints, books, masks, clothing, more. Etsy shop | Website

Claudia McGehee is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Cindy Pon is offering note cards. Etsy shop | Website

Scott Nash is offering books and stickers. Etsy shop | Website

Greg Pizzoli is offering prints and buttons. Etsy shop | Website

Anna Raff is offering prints and photos. Etsy shop | Website

Birgitta Sif is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Matte Stephens is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Naoko Stoop is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Diana Sudyka is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Kristina Swarner is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Lee White is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Emily Winfield-Martin is offering fine art originals, books, prints, more. Etsy shop | Website

Taeeun Yoo is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

Laura Zarrin is offering fine art originals and prints. Etsy shop | Website

Jaime Zollars is offering prints. Etsy shop | Website

If you know of other traditionally published children's book illustrators with Etsy shops that currently have items for sale, feel free to list them (ideally with the Etsy shop URL) below. In answer to the question "why only traditionally published? why only shops with items for sale?": I didn't have time to list ALL shops, sorry; if anyone out there is willing to take on that project, feel free to post your list below.

 

Monday
Jan092012

Annual Kidlitart Picture Book Dummy Challenge starts today!

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Today's the first day of the 2nd Annual Kidlitart #PBDummy Challenge! I am so in.

The goal of this 25-week-lon online group challenge: to create and submit a picture book dummy. Actually, I'm planning to create and submit several picture book dummies during this time.

To find out more, see Everything You Need To Know About The 2nd Annual Kidlitart #PBDummy Challenge and other posts on the blog.

THE SCHEDULE 
STEP 1: Pick your project (1 week) Jan. 9-Jan. 15 
STEP 2: Draft the story (4 weeks) Jan. 16-Feb. 12 
STEP 3: Develop the characters (2 weeks) Feb. 13-Feb. 26 
STEP 4: Storyboard text and art (2 weeks) Feb. 27-Mar. 11 
STEP 5: Render tight, full-size sketches (8 weeks) Mar. 12-May 6 
STEP 6: Produce final art of two spreads (4 weeks) Mar. 12-May 6 
STEP 7: Assemble the dummy (2 weeks ) Jun. 4-Jun. 17 
STEP 8: Research submissions; prepare dummy package (1 week) Jun. 18-Jun. 24 
STEP 9: Submit (1 week) Jun. 25-Jul. 1