Elvis is King!, the newest picture-book illustrated by Red Nose Studio, was released on what would have been Elvis’ 84th birthday – January 8th, 2019. An extraordinary visual telling of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to a technicolor life, the Schwartz & Wade Books title written by Jonah King has already received critical acclaim. Named one of “THE MOST EXCITING PICTURE BOOKS OF 2019” by Brightly, it was featured as the cover image for the December 2018 issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Glowing reviews from BookList and Publishers Weekly Review, and starred reviews from Kirkus and Bulletin have been a thrill.
“A reprise collaboration between Winter and Red Nose Studio is indeed something to celebrate, and both author and illustration team are at peak performance in this sly, rollicking picture book bio of Elvis Presley and his rise from mic-shy blond tyke to teen dreamboat with product-infused raven hair who turned his stage-fright trembling into iconic sex appeal” - Bulletin
Elvis is King! features a special hidden cover and the book jacket highlights the process and low-tech materials used to create the book’s artwork. Visit Chris’ blog to see sketches and learn more about the illustrations in Elvis is King!, from re-creating Elvis’ signature dance moves to imagining the hardware store where Elvis got his first guitar.
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Jenny says: “The Shrems were chosen for the A-List for their amazing support for the arts! They've built a museum called the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis , and do a lot of philanthropic work around the Bay area.”
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Illustrations by La Scarlatte describe the scent elements of CARON Paris’ newly released Collection Privée candles in Madame and L’Atelier D’Ernest scents. They also tell the history of Félicie and Ernest, who in the early 1900’s innovated modern French fragrances and developed the creative direction of the CARON Paris brand.
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UK department store Matalan commissioned Dinara Mirtalipova to create cheerful, festive artwork for their Holiday 2018 campaign, the illustrations can be seen on packaging, in-store display, window displays, print and e-marketing.
Dinara Mirtalipova created the illustrations for Cinderella, written by Katie Haworth and published by Templar Publishing. This beautiful cut paper diorama-style pop-up book is described as a “triumph of paper engineering with wonderful illustrations” and is available now through Amazon.
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For 40 years, Buddies in Bad Times has been Toronto’s leading destination for alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage.
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The illustration appears in the American Illustration 37 awards annual and features Martha, the last known living passenger pigeon, who passed away on September 1, 1914.
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The picture book follows the rags-to-riches story of Elvis Presley and is slated to be released on January 8th, 2019 – Elvis’ birthday.
Elvis is King! recently received its first starred review from Kirkus, saying, “Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume.”
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La Scarlatte is one of 24 women artists exhibiting work in (inhabit) at Helikon Gallery in Denver, CO. The show centers on the transience of life and death as perpetual cycles of nature. About her piece, La Scarlatte says, “It’s a female artist show and I’m so proud to be a part of it. At the moment almost all of my time is spent between work and motherhood, so the only logical thing was to make this piece about being a mother.”
The show runs until October 6th, 2018.
Helikon Gallery & Studios: 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO