I encourage my students to make art that COMMUNICATES by combining pictures and words. Some great examples of this type of art are children’s books, comics, graphic novels and advertisements. These art forms “speak” and dialog with the viewer. They’re like language! And your job as an artist is to learn how to send a clear, strong, simple message to your audience. Your tools are color, composition, texture, scale and DRAWING!
- BOOK AWARDS
Numerous Best Book of the Year Awards from Kirkus, Hornbook, and PW.
- ILLUSTRATION AWARDS
Awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, AIGA, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers
- ARTICLES WRITTEN:
The Horn Book
The People in My Neighborhood: One Author/Illustrator’s Rambles Around Brooklyn The Horn Book
- ILLUSTRATED COLUMNS
I covered the 2004 presidential election for the New York Times in the column “Political Points”.
Artwork by Stephen Savage
THE BABYSITTER FROM ANOTHER PLANET Published by Holiday House