marc boutavant

French illustrator Marc Boutavant's books are part of our daily routine. Mouk's adventures around the world and Laura Lueck's For Just One Day are favourite bedtime books. These Boutavant pull-toys look ready for some pretty colourful daytime adventures though!

alice chiang's lunchbox

I received a very memorable illustration promo by Alice Chiang. This paper lunchbox was full of cute drawings of food, tiny booklets, an accordion-fold sandwich books and the Slim Project — a diary of what Alice is eating. Finley and I were captivated by the various components and effort put into assembling the lunchbox. See additional photos in Alice's Flickr. >>>

I am an illustrator currently living in Long Beach, CA, and I am progressing my MFA degree in illustration at Cal State Long Beach. In my home town of Taiwan, my family has a lovely dog named Soybean. Although I love him so much, I’ve spent little time with him since I left home for university 5 years ago. I like traveling and exploring the world; on the other hand, because I keep moving to another place, I feel that I always say goodbye to my friends. I want to treasure the places I’ve been to, the people, animals, things I met, because once we had spent a lovely time together. I think my art is the best way to record my memories.

Alice is also a participant in issue #14's What's in a Name feature in which we asked our readers to submit illustrated or illuminated versions of their name. See more from Alice on her website. >>>