Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 31, 2015

Illustrator Saturday – Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Poem

Above poem submitted by Eileen Spinelli

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Courtney Martin: Courtney graduated with honors in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. She is a vfull time freelance artist dedicated to strong visual communication, be it through traditional illustration or print and web design work. You can see her illustration work for the children’s market in picture books, book covers, classroom readers, magazines, museum murals, and children’s painting kits. She uses a combination of traditional drawing mediums and digital painting. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Luanne Matren: Luanne illustrates happy pics for kids from her Kansas City home. When she’s not drawing you can find her reading, reading about writing, and reading about drawing. She’s drawn pictures for over 35 books for kids in educational and trade markets. Look for Luanne on Illustrator Saturday on November 14th.

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Dow Phumiruk: Dow is a pediatrician who has found her passion in art. Over the past few years, she has been able to focus on her love of illustrating for children.  She primarily works digitally (mostly because she really, really, really needs to erase sometimes). She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Lauren Gallegos: Lauren Gallegos earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and has been a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) since 2008. She has illustrated several Children’s Books. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Amal Karzai: A great deal of Amal’s work is in charcoal and pastel, another chunk is in watercolor that gets mixed into the charcoal. She teaches illustration and she was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Leon P Strapko: Leon is a digital illustrator, who contributes is talent to Writing and Illustrating.com for us to enjoy. He is a graduate of Parson School of Design and was an art director for many years. Now he is creating the art instead of directing it. You can see more of his work at: www.lpstrapko.com

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Melissa Iwai: Melissa is a freelance illustrator with over 20 picture books to her credit. She lives in NYC, the center of children’s publishing world in this country. She is represented by Chris Tugeau and was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Louise Catherine Bergeron: Louise started out illustrating greeting cards and now has written and illustrated her first picture book. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Joan Charles: Joan is an illustrator, writer, and graphic designer. In addition to creating work for gallery exhibitions, juried competitions, curated shows, magazines, and books. Joan was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Kris Aro McLeod: Kris is a freelance writer and illustrator and a part-time art teacher for grades 4th, 5th and 6th at Pioneer Elementary School in Davis, CA. Here artwork has been displayed in galleries across the US, in Asia, and Romania. Kris was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Barbara DiLorenzo: Barbara is the author/illustrator of Renato and the Lion (Viking Children’s Books, 2016). She studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and painting at the Art Students League of New York. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click her to view.

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Dana Martin: Dana is an illustrator and designer and a graduate of Montserrat College of Art, her work has appeared in several local shows and was featured in CMYK’s Top New 100 Creatives. She has illustrated several children’s picture books and was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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David Wenzel: (Above and Below). David has worked for most of the major publishers and has been able to work with a cast of talented authors. Primarily he paints with watercolor mostly over pencil and sometimes pen and brown ink. He also uses acrylic inks. David was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Above Poem by Carol Murray

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Molly Idle: Molly is a children’s picture book illustrator who can be found at her desk scribbling away, with a pencil in one hand and a cup of espresso in the other- creating a plethora of profoundly whimsical picture books! She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.
 

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David Bucs: (Above and Below). David began his art career peddling staple and tape bound graphic novels to his neighbors when he was five years old.  His interest in creating original character designs continued all the way to University, where he studied illustration at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. David was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Mary Uhles: Mary has worked for over fifteen years illustrating for children. Her pieces have been featured in books and magazines around the world. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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David Harrington: David has illustrated numerous children’s books. He believes that they open a door to a new world, and he admits that he studied books for hours on end as a child. He was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Dolores Avendaño: Dolores studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and later Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She got her first big illustration job right before graduating at RISD in 1993, and has continued to illustrate ever since. Her first picture book was, On Halloween Night written by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielski, published by Tambourine Books a division of William Morrow (later Harper Collins). She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Mark Meyers: Mark studied illustration at the Academy of Art University, where he earned a Bachelor degree in Illustration. Now his days are spent drawing and painting pictures filled with kids, escaping circus monkeys, and everything in between. He was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Shawna JC Tenney: Shawna is a freelance illustrator a year later. Since then, she has created artwork for 16 books along with children’s magazines, charities, educational materials, religious materials and theater playbills. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Sharon Lane Holms: Sharon is a published children’s book author/ illustrator with over 20 years of experience. She has illustrated over 65 children’s books; trade, mass market, board books, workbooks, school/library, craft books, fiction and non fiction. Sharon was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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by Carol Murray    

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John Shelley: Most of his work is based on pen and ink drawing, coloured traditionally in watercolour, or adapted digitally. Featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Robert Eberz:  Illustrator Robert Eberz worked as a set designer for the movie and television industry in Hollywood California before discovering his passion creating colorful, whimsical artwork for kids. He was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Amalia Hoffman: Amalia is the author and illustrator of several picture books including The Klezmer Bunch, Friday Night with the Pope, and Purim Goodies. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Ana Ochoa: Ana was born and raised in Mexico City. She studied Graphic Design at the national University of Mexico, with an average of 9.2. She started working as a designer and illustrator after college, and after a while she decided to concentrate on illustrating children’s books. She is represented by Catugeau Agency and was featured on Illustrated Saturday. Click here to view.
 
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Marcelo Elizalde: Marcelo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1953. He is a self-taught, dedicated children’s books illustrator. He was featured on illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Rob McClurkan:  Rob is a full time illustrator. Rob has worked with HarperCollins, Scholastic, Usbourne, American Greetings, Highlights for Children. Rob’s first picture book Aw, Nuts! He was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Constanze von Kitzing:  Constanze is an award-winning, German based illustrator and author. She has a wide variety of clients in the illustration industry, including publishing houses, magazines, newspapers and design companies. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Mary Manning: Mary is an Illustrator/ editor who specializes in the children’s market creating fun, whimsical characters with a wide range of personalities. She works in watercolors, pen and ink, and digitally, and often use a combination of all three. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Michelle Henninger: Michelle is a children’s illustrator living, drawing, and enjoying life in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She prefers a traditional approach of pen/ink, and watercolor: with a touch of digital thrown in for good measure. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Michele Noiset: Michele has been a freelance illustrator for over twenty-five years since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a degree in Illustration. She has worked on publishing, advertising, and editorial jobs for companies nationwide. Michelle was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Nancy Cote: (Above and Below). Nancy is an author and illustrator from Somerset, Massachusetts. Since 1992, she has created the characters and stories children have grown to love. Nancy Cote has illustrated over forty-six Children’s Picture Books. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Barbara Spurll: Barbara’s professional career began as a freelance illustrator. She find drawing animals very liberating. Animals can exhibit super-human expressions and somehow get away with it. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Julia Shahin Collard’s art has been published in the Los Angeles Times, as well as exhibited in the Venice Art Walk and other shows. She was honored to have a solo art show at Villa Musica in San Diego in 2013. In February 2014, she was selected as SCBWI’s Featured Illustrator, and was the OC Illustrators’ Featured Artist in May 2014. Julia was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Karen Lee: (Above and Below). Karen began her professional career as a storyboard/comp artist in Atlanta and is now a freelance illustrator in the children’s market. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Diana Ting Delosh: (Above and Below). Diana is an illustrator, hand letterer and writer. She creates whimsical and elegant art, independently and by assignment. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click Here to View.

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Gabrielle Grimard: (Above and Below). Gabrielle has been drawing since she was a very young child. Born in Montreal, she studied Fine Arts at Concordia University. She began her career as a muralist, painting numerous walls in commercial buildings in the Montreal area and now is illustrating picture books. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Tracey Berglund: Her career as an illustrator, artist, teacher and designer has taken her to London, Stockholm, Rio and Cape Town where she has also resided. Always inspired by her surroundings, Tracey’s latest works embrace the renaissance which Brooklyn is presently undergoing and the diverse communities thriving within it. She was the first illustrator to be featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Michele Kogan: Michelle Kogan is a painter, instructor, illustrator, and writer creating colorful figure, flora and fauna paintings and children’s illustrations. The paintings often include urban settings and have a sensitivity to endangered species and the environment. She is an instructor at the Evanston Art Center, where she teaches Figure Drawing and Painting, 2-D Drawing Classes, and Plein Air Watercolor. View more of her Michelle’s art at her website at: http://www.michellekogan.com

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Teresa Robeson: Teresa writes and draws at her Midwest hobby farm where all her friends say they want to be come the Zombie Apocalypse. More about her can be found at teresarobeson.com .

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Ed Briant: Ed is an author, illustrator, and sequential artist, living and working near Philadelphia.He was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Anna Guillotte: Anna Guillotte is an illustrator, designer, and writer living in San Diego, California. With a degree in graphic design. http://annaguillotte.com/

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Elizabeth Rawls: Elizabeth blended a degree in counseling with her fine art degree to write and illustrate children’s picture books that encourage emotional intelligence and resilience through humor and imagination. Elizabeth was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.

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Hitomi Otani: No info.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED TODAY’S TRIBUTE TO HALLOWEEN!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Wonderfully rich Halloween treats, thanks Kathy, and Happy Halloween!

  2. Well, if all these Halloween illos – from fun to cute to silly to creepy – don’t put us in the mood, I don’t know what will!🙂

  3. Now this is a Halloween treat! Thank you for sharing our art!🙂 Happy Halloween, Kathy!

  4. So fun to see all the art and Eileen Spinelli ‘s poem! Happy Halloween!

  5. Such a treat looking at all of these great pictures! And I always love Eileen’s poems. Happy Halloween, Happy Autumn!

  6. Thanks for this great Halloween collection!

  7. What an awesome collection of illustrations! Thank you so much for including me in this online gallery, Kathy! Big hugs to you!

  8. Happy Noche De Muertos to all….and thanks for the Halloween treats Kathy….most enjoyable!

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures. Thanks for pulling that together. Love it!

  10. What a lovely collection of spooky colorful work! Thank you Kathy!

  11. Kathy, thanks so much for taking the time to pull all these great Halloween illustrations together – they’re terrific!! Hope you’re feeling OK and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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