Thursday, May 31, 2012

Contemporary children's book illustrators: BEA auction


Here are some samples of the more than 100 pieces of original art for children's books that will be auctioned in New York City next Wednesday at BookExpo America (BEA). The proceeds benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and its defense of the free speech rights of young readers. Which work(s) would you bid on?
BEA is the annual extravaganza of the book publishing industry, featuring author signings, chi chi receptions, and media events galore. Besides hosting Booth #4322 at the Javits Center, Daedalus Books employees are fanning out to attend seminars on e-book publishing, social media, and all kinds of groovy stuff. Yours truly will be learning how to be a better blogger!
(All rights to images reserved by Annual Children's Art Auction at BEA: 2012)

12 comments:

  1. Would love to have the John Stadler! "Catilda" is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated children's books of the last decade... Have fun @ the blogosphere conference!!

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    1. I will have to get it ... he was my choice too but I didn't know him before. Only one I knew was Seymour Chwast.

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    2. I see his website has some pics http://www.johnstadler.com/catilda_67305.htm

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    3. I had never heard of John Stadler either, but checked out his work. Loved it!!! Thanks for the link :)

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  2. I would totally bid on Aliki Brandenberg. Totally adorbs!

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  3. I would love the John Rocco drawing!

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    1. That's my favorite too! It almost reminds me of some Escher drawings.

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    2. That looks like it would be lots of fun & imaginative ... like Lewis Carroll updated.

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  4. These are some great illustrations!!!

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  5. Aliki Brandenberg has always been a favorite of mine. She combines that British traditional sketch with a sloppier, more Americanized style of illustration.

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  6. Our name is legionJune 1, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    You're a damn good blogger now..truly! There's always something interesting, and well-presented, every day. Pat yourdelf on the back, have a cupcake, and enjoy your visit to New York.

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  7. As a male, my favorite here must be the Christine Davenier. Soft, muted colors, the focused and spare colour palette, and the feeling that something wonderful is going on in her little dreaming mind make this one really stand out to me.

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