Let's Talk Illustrators

Without fail, every time I open a new picture book I immediately look for its unique design elements. Is the dust jacket different than the case cover? Are the endpapers decorative, or do they hint at events in the story? And, of course, what do the illustrations accomplish? To me, it's imperative that the images carry their own unique story apart from the text, and the illustrators who can walk that fine line between staying true to the written text and adding in another layer of story are worthy of praise.

Let's Talk Illustrators is a series that explores the methods, media, and inspiration illustrators use to create visual worlds and narratives in children's picture books. I hope to shine a light on the skillfully conscious and wonderfully accidental details that pull us back to our favorite picture books time and time again.

I hope you enjoy!

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Ged Adamson 
Basak Agaoglu

I occasionally chat with authors as well! Here are some writers I've had the pleasure of interviewing: