Submitted by kevinbolk on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 16:29
I'm sure pretty much everyone reading this has read at least one Little Golden Book at some point during their childhood. I still have a warm fondness for the series and as I'm aspiring to get into children's book illustration, I find them an excellent source of inspiration as well.
So imagine my delight when I found out that the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore was running an exhibit featuring original art from some of the most popular Golden Books over the last 50+ years. Naturally, I paid a visit over the weekend. Poky Little Puppy, Doctor Dan, the Color Kittens; they were all here. I had a great time and came home feeling really fired-up creatively, which is good since I'm putting together and sending out portfolios this week.
The exhibit will be at the library until May 9th. So if you live in the MD/PA/DC area or plan to visit, you should totally check it out. More info can be found here: http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/series.aspx?folder=1666
Nothing much else to report. Preparing for the spring/summer con season and working on some new books and prints to sell. The warm weather always gets my energy up for art and cartooning.
Speaking of which, I should be getting back to work. New "I'm my own Mascot" cartoons should be back in about two weeks while I work on the convention stuff. Look forward to it!
Back to the ol' drawing board...!
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