Monday, October 15, 2007

Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure 2007

Robert's Snow is an online auction that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More than 200 children's book illustrators have created art on individual snowflake-shaped wooden templates.

See the whole list at Liz In Ink.

Please stop by to view all the 2007 snowflakes here.

Robert's Snow Illustrators (more to come!)

Meet Randy Cecil by Liz Goulet Dubois from Chat Rabbit. Here's a sneak peek: "I graduated in 1994. I was very lucky to get a paid internship as a graphic designer at Henry Holt for the summer before my senior year. It was a great experience and a great help in understanding how things work in publishing. I was a painting major so I had very little practical experience."

Art for the Cure: An Interview with Michelle Chang from The Longstockings. Here's a sneak peek: "Don't obsess about your imaginary and real competition and push ahead towards the direction you want to go. You will get there eventually."

Interview with Illustrator Kevin Hawkes by Cynthia Lord from Cynthia's LJ. Here's a sneak peek: "'My second-grade teacher complimented one of my drawings,' he told me, and when I asked if he remembered what she'd said, he thought it was, 'You draw good monsters.'" Note: don't miss the Big Wicked Contest for a signed copy of Kevin's The Wicked Big Toddlah (Knopf, 2007). See also a Cynsations interview with Cynthia.

Snowflakes for Robert's Snow: "Snow Day!" by Barbara Lehman from the Excelsior File. In sum, she says, "One event, many perspectives, the art of Barbara Lehman at its best." Read the whole article.

Grace Lin from In the Pages... Grace says: "I thought it might be interesting for people to know that the style I painted my snowflake was inspired by Chinese Cloisonné." Read the whole interview. Note: also enter to win a signed copy of Grace's Cissy's Friends (Viking, 2007) and a Cissy Doll. See also a Cynsations interview with Grace.

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