Monday, October 26, 2009

Belated Birthday Wishes

If you're an illustration fangirl or fanboy, I urge you to check out Three Kisses for Tomie. Basically, the story is that a number of children's book illustrators got together and drew tributes in honor of Tomie dePaola's 75th birthday last month.

What I find fascinating (other than the warm fuzzies of artists honoring a master) is how some artists blended distinctively dePaolaian art into their own, like Babymouse's encounter with Strega Nona's tortine oven or Matt Phelan's depiction of Big Anthony wrapped in pasta. Too cool.

Oh, yeah, and happy birthday, Tomie!

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