Joey Ellis created this extensive pixel art map of Charlotte for Charlotte Agenda’s 2017 City Notes guide.
Ricardo Bessa originally created this illustration for Boom! Studios to be used for a variant cover. However, the artwork was never used by Boom! Studios and will now be included in Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3.
Chuck Whelon recently created and illustrated a new puzzle adventure book called Wizard Pickles. Wizard Pickles contains numerous puzzles that are targeted towards children but that can be solved by people of all ages.
Whelon states, “It’s for kids, so if you have one (or have ever been one) then I made this book for you. It is highly edjumacational.”
Owen Davey was commissioned to create editorial illustrations for the twice-yearly publication, The Blake School alumni magazine. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota they selected Owen to illustrate 3 editions of the magazine.
With topics such as the outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014, transforming communities through Art and how Marcia McNutt is changing the face of science, there was a lot of reference material for Owen to use to generate fantastic imagery.
The published magazines feature stunning cover artwork and several internal spot illustrations with Owen’s charming and informative illustrative approach.
Valeria Petrone began her art education in her native Italy and then moved to London to pursue further studies. In her wonderfully successful career, Valeria juggles high profile clients like United Airlines while always working on children’s books. She has illustrated over twenty books that have been published in Japan, France, Italy and the U.S. Although Valeria has won many illustration awards, it was a especially exciting to receive a 2008 3×3 Gold Medal for her book “Il Pittore.”
Greg Hardin just wrapped up a colossal project for renowned financial guru Dave Ramsey.
Greg was commissioned to create six books in six months for a new “Junior” book set, teaching children how to save money. Greg worked alongside John Trent and Kenny Yamada for the flats and rendering. He says it took down to the very last day to complete the full project.
Geo Parkin has been illustrating and cartooning professionally since 1984. So it comes as no surprise that he’s had a ton of experience drawing and designing characters. He knows all of the ins and outs of character design and pays extra special attention to many aspects necessary to creating a successful character. Check out a few examples of his work below.
Featured Image: Ascanio Malgarini
A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work. It is distinguished from the term “comic book”, which is used for comics periodicals.
Here are some graphic novel illustrations from the Play! Artists.
Ascanio Malgarini :: Lemondae Illustration Agency
Studio Liddell :: American Artists Reps
Steven Salerno published his first illustrated picture book in 2000. Now, in 2015, his 21st and 22nd illustrated picture books for children will be released.
In the spring of 2015 The Fantastic Ferris Wheel (published by Christy Ottaviano Books and written by Betsy Harvey Kraft) will be released. It’s the true story of George Washington Ferris, the inventor and design engineer of the very first giant observation wheel, dubbed the Ferris Wheel, in 1893 for the Chicago World’s Fair.
And in the fall of 2015 Wild Child (published by Abrams Books and written by Steven) will be released.
His new picture book story Wild Child poses the question, what is the scariest animal in the jungle? And it isn’t who you would expect! It’s not the Lion, or the Gorilla, or the Hippo, or the Crocodile… not even the Snake or the Tiger! In fact, the absolute scariest animal of them all is very small, with soft skin, and just two tiny teeth… but it’s the terror of the jungle and has allthe other animals on the run!
Wild Child tells how the jungle animals learn, through trial and error, to tame this terrible tiny creature. Because if they don’t, they’ll never have a moment of peace and quiet ever again!
We are very much looking forward to seeing the books! In the meantime, here are a few teaser pics: