I was excited to receive the advance copy of my next picture book, The Wild Beast, a wonderful African folktale retold by author, Eric Walters. Can’t wait for the launch from Orca Book Publishers in Fall 2018!
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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators BookStop launched today! For one month #SCBWIBookStop has tons of books for kids and teens you can browse and buy. Check out my page for An African Alphabet written by Eric Walters, published by Orca Book Publishers.
Another Review for An African Alphabet!
Just received a review from the School Library Journal for An African Alphabet written by Eric Walters, published by Orca Book Publishers. More to see at suetodd.com!
The Making of An African Alphabet
Coming March 14 to a bookstore near you, AN AFRICAN ALPHABET, written by awesome children’s author, Eric Walters, published by Orca Books and Illustrated by me!
The final cover art is accompanied by photos of my process: the rough dummy, a collage of carved linoleum, my printmaking press, and some final black and white prints. The next step is to scan the prints and colour them in Photoshop.
Carving The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
Here is a montage of photos demonstrating my lino-carving technique. It is a relief printing technique similar to woodcut. The parts that are carved out are negative spaces and the remaining raised surface is the art. It is virtually the same process you used when making potato prints in kindergarten.
Excerpted from the wonderful cabaret by Cree playwright and musician, Tomson Highway, published by Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
An African Alphabet arrived!
Look what arrived on my doorstep today! My copies of the board book, AN AFRICAN ALPHABET, written by Eric Walters, published by Orca Books. I love drawing animals and had a great time with this commission. The art is hand carved linocut with digital colour.
The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
Tomson Highway’s magical cabaret is now a 72 page picture book illustrated by me! It was such a pleasure to create 47 linocut illustrations to accompany Tomson Highway’s script about a wingless mosquito from Manitoba. The entire script is here, complete with song lyrics, stage directions, Cree vocabulary and challenging tongue twisters. Published by Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside.