Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Favorite Picture Book Spread

The above is a spread from the Gyo Fujikawa book of my youth "Jennie and Jupie". I adore this book of a little girl's rainy day adventure with a fun little elf-alien.

This spread is so memorable to me, something about the lovely blue gradient and the feeling of a big adventure about to happen. I really enjoy Twitter, and @laurelsnyder asked about memorable spreads many weeks ago. I wondered if this spread influence my future artist. Do you have a favorite spread? How many of us bring our childhood favorites into our present day work? Should you revisit yours and see what it sparks in you?

And I can't help but suggest you check out Twitter if you haven't already. Depending on how you use it, it can be yet another social-media time waster, or an amazing way to network and get top-notch information from your peers in children's books! Check out this blog, KidLitArt to see what you're missing out on - transcripts of the weekly topical chats on twitter.


  1. Liked your post, Gina! You provided much for us to think about and look into. It's interesting, too, to see what has inspired you.

  2. Hi,
    I just came across this blog through some links about the visit to Lilla Rogers studio. I'm so excited you all have some great insight into this industry. Looking forward to reading more.:)