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Alum Katherine Roy on tour

How to be an Elephant by Katherine Roy

Katherine Roy’s (’10) latest book How to Be an Elephant is out and she is on tour. Traipsing through California in October, she is headed to Arizona and Oregon for November. Looks like she likes warm weather!

Katherine Roy in Kenya with an elephant

In Phoenix, Arizona, she has a couple events. She is signing at 2017 American Association of School Librarians (November 9–11) and on November 11, she is speaking on the “Connecting to STEM: Science Books for Kids” panel from 2–3.

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Alum Kickstarter: Laurel Holden’s Spiderella

Spiderella books

As part of their theses, Laurel Holden (’13) and Romey Petite (’13) started their work on Spiderella. Written by Romey and illustrated by Laurel, Spiderella is an illustrated middle-grade novel for kids 7–10. The story celebrates girls’ independence, ingenuity, and intelligence. 6 years in the making and clocking in at over 200 pages, Book One, Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke with Spiders, is now being funded on Kickstarter until October 31, 2017.

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Alum Spotlight: Another Starred Review for Katherine Roy’s latest Elephant book

September 20, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

How to Be an Elephant from Katherine Roy (’10) in September 2017 and is getting starred reviews from Library Journal and more! In this children’s picture book, she explores the childhood of an African elephant. As with her previous book, Neighborhood Sharks, she did massive amounts of research. She even traveled to Kenya where she was able to talk to elephant experts and see real elephants in the wild.

First sharks, then elephants. How do you pick your topics?

The idea to do a book about great white sharks initially came from my editor, Simon Boughton. During our introductory meeting, I told him that I’d spent a season teaching environmental education aboard a schooner on the Puget Sound, and one year later he asked if I’d be interested in doing a book on great white sharks, given my love of marine biology. There was no contract at the outset—it was just a prompt—but I ran home and got to work on a rough draft of what would become Neighborhood Sharks, which Simon bought about six months later. After turning in the final art for Sharks, he asked me what I’d like to work on next, and I told him that I’d always been fascinated by the social proximity between humans and elephants. A few months later, he bought the rough draft for How to Be an Elephant. So my topics all come from my personal interests, and I’m thankful to have an editor who listens and trusts me to follow those interests. Of course, he’s said “no” to a number of other topics I’ve pitched him, but always for good reasons!

"With Flapping Ears" spread in How to Be an Elephant

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New Children’s Book Workshop at Cartoon Studies June 25-29

Workshop the children’s book you’ve always wanted to create with CCS instructors and renowned authors and illustrators.

Children’s Book Workshop
June 25-29

This new, goal-oriented workshop will explore several aspects of writing and illustrating books for children through hands on exercises and activities. Faculty include celebrated children’s book authors, illustrators, and cartoonists: Scott C. (East Dragon, West Dragon), Jon Chad (Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth), DB Johnson (Creator of Henry Picture Books/image above), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning) and Alec Longstreth (Phase 7).

Click here for more information and to register. Space is limited.

 

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Summer Workshop Line Up

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for a Summer Workshop today!

NEW! CHILDREN’S BOOKS
with Scott C. and DB Johnson
June 25-29

CREATE COMICS
with Aaron Renier
July 16-20

CARTOONING STUDIO
July 23-27

EXTENDED STUDIO OPTION
July 30-August 1

NEW! MASTER CLASS
IN COMICS NARRATIVE

with Paul Karasik
August 20-24

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New Children’s Book Workshop at CCS this Summer!

June 25, 2012toJune 29, 2012

Children’s Book Workshop
June 25-29

Exploring aspects of writing and illustrating books for children

This new, goal-oriented workshop will explore several aspects of writing and illustrating books for children through hands on exercises and activities. Faculty include celebrated children’s book authors, illustrators, and cartoonists: Scott C. (East Dragon, West Dragon), Jon Chad (Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth), DB Johnson (Creator of Henry Picture Books / image above), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning) and Alec Longstreth (Phase 7).

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Starred Booklist Review! CCS Presents Annie Sullivan and The Trials of Helen Keller by Alumni Joe Lambert

March 27, 2012

“…presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion.”
–Booklist [Starred Review!]

Releases March 27. Reserve a copy today!

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Publishers Weekly Blog

July 2, 2009

Publishers Weekly

A Visit to The Center for Cartoon Studies by Alison Morris

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