Saturday, November 8, 2008

In the news

Here are a few updates regarding grads we have already featured.

Juxtapoz is doing a feature on Geoff McFetridge in their current issue and have posted an online studio tour on their blog.
Here is a link.

Jillian Tamaki's graphic novel entitled Skim has been selected by the New York Times as one of the top 10 children's books of 2008.
Here is a link.
This is in addition to Skim being chosen as one of Publishers Weekly's top 10 books of 2008, winning a 2008 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and a nomination for the Governor General's Award for children's book writing. Skim is illustrated by Jillian Tamaki and written by Mariko Tamaki. I'm embarrased to admit that I have only looked through the copy I picked up at Another Dimension during the summer.

Update: Here is a LINK to an article in the Calgary Herald discussing the controversy over the Governor General's Award.

And I have to mention my own Renata Liwska's opening of Little Panda which shows at Uppercase Gallery until Nov 30, students check it out if you haven't already. Little Panda has been selected to participate in a traveling show from the 2008 Original Art Exhibition (currently on exhibit at Society of Illustrators in New York). Dylis Evans, founder of the Original Art, has hand picked Renata's artwork to travel. Only 40 pieces from the entire show will travel to schools all across the US. Renata's book has also been selected by the Toronto Public Library as one of the Top 10 children's books of 2008.