tomorrow: talking children's books

Books by Renata Liwska

Books by Renata Liwska

How Kids Books Are Made

Panel Discussion
Thursday Oct 17 from 3-5pm

Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre / ACAD

The influence of children's books in culture and society can be easily underestimated, it's kids stuff after all! But children from all walks of life are reading children's books on a daily basis, or being read them, and often over and over (to some parents dismay). This daily diet of words and pictures can't help but have a huge influence on children, and through them, the world they are growing up to be an important part of.

It is a source of pride that ACAD alumni have contributed to this ongoing cultural evolution. The influence of ACAD's alumni has been growing steadily. In the early days, illustration grad Murray Kimber demonstrated through his richly painted books that our alumni can produce world class works of children's literature. This success was further nurtured by former faculty member Carolyn Fisher with her own book efforts and her active nurturing of students and peers. Her example has been carried further by bestselling and critically acclaimed artists such as Printmaking grad Jeremy Tankard, BFA grad Julie Morstad, and Illustration grad Renata Liwska. In the last couple of years the pace of alumni, new and old, being published seems to have reached a critical mass with over a dozen books being published.

We are pleased to be able to have some of these wonderful artists spend an afternoon to chat about their work and the business of making kids books—its joys and challenges.

Participating artists: Lincoln Agnew, Joy Ang, Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli, Jacqui Lee, Renata Liwska, Jessica Phillips, and Kim Smith. With Special Guest Janine Vangool. 

UPPERCASE issue 11 with cover by Jon Klassen. This issue has a special feature about the children's book industry.

UPPERCASE issue 11 with cover by Jon Klassen. This issue has a special feature about the children's book industry.

The Elegant Cockroach written by Deidre Anne Martin and illustrated by Stefanie Augustine. A picture book for sophisticated children and whimsical adults! Designed and published by Janine Vangool, UPPERCASE.