Category Archives: From Sketch to Book at Magination Press

From Sketch to Book: Shirley Ng-Benitez

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Shirley Ng-Benitez loves to draw! She is a graduate of San Jose State University, with a bachelor’s in graphic design and a concentration in illustration. Since ’98, she’s owned Gabby & Company, a design, illustration, and handlettering firm. She’s inspired by her family, nature, food, travel, and music—especially the guitar, ukulele, piano, and violin music played by her husband and… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Regina Flath

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Regina Flath is a graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for books: reading them, designing them, and illustrating them. She graduated from the University of the Arts in 2009 with a BFA in illustration. She is the cover designer and cover illustrator for the David A. Adler series “Danny’s Doodles.” Emily Grace and the What-Ifs is her picture book… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Steve Mack

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Steve Mack grew up a prairie boy on Canada’s Great Plains and has drawn for as long as he can remember. His first lessons in art were taught to him by watching his grandfather do paint-by-numbers at the summer cottage. He has worked for greeting card companies and has illustrated several books. In fact,  Steve illustrated our super fun and… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Viviana Garofoli

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  Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio, and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Viviana would immediately reply, “a painter.” In 1995,… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Laura Wood

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Laura Wood’s work can be found in picture books and magazines (and as the header illustrated logo on a certain, ahem, children’s book press’ blog :). By day, she likes to go in her studio to draw animals and little people. By night, she likes to put her dancing shoes on and lindy hop under the stars. There are three different… Read more »

Meet Claudine Crangle!

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Meet the delightful and talented Claudine Crangle, author and illustrator of Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions: A Tale of Being True to Your Tummy, and read on to learn a delicous way to actually eat dandelions! What’s your normal writing process? How do you decide what topics to write on? I’ve written about my personal experience. When I wrote my first… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Jennifer Zivoin

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  Jennifer Zivoin has always loved art and storytelling, so becoming an illustrator was a natural career path. And just wait until you see her work! Jennifer has illustrated two books for Magination Press, All My Stripes and Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf, masterfully bringing the characters to life. Read on to hear a little about Jennifer’s inspiration and process… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Tiphanie Beeke

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Tiphanie Beeke earned a master’s degree in illustration from the Royal College of Art in London and currently lives in France with her husband and three children. She enjoys the sunshine, the snow, illustrating books, and living with her noisy family. We adore her illustrations in Some Bunny To Talk To, and recently asked her a few questions about her… Read more »

From Sketch to Book: Sue Cornelison

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Sue Cornelison

Sue Cornelison has loved to draw since she was young. Now that she is grown, Sue illustrates in her “Tree Top” art studio in her backyard in rural Iowa. Some of her past projects include Sofia’s Dream, You’re Wearing That to School!?, Ten Turtles on Tuesday, the award-winning “Howard B. Wigglebottom” series, and the “Bitty Baby” series for American Girl…. Read more »