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I rarely use this blog to talk about by own work but I thought some of you might be interested in this. I am going to give away for free my new illustrated children’s eBook ‘Emilio in the Snow’ on Dec 25th and Dec 26th

“Emilio in the Snow” is charming story of a first encounter with the wonder of snow. We join Emilio, the pocket sized toy, and see a winter wonderland through his eyes. He is shown the joys of sledging, snowballs and snowmen by his owner James.
This is a story for 1-6 year olds – to share with an adult or to read alone.

It will display in full colour on iPads and iPhones and Kindle Fire as well as your home computer or laptop by downloading the free Kindle software from Amazon.

Here are some nice things Amazon customers have already said about the Emilio books:
“An absolutely lovely book – a captivating story with beautiful illustrations”
“Emilio gets up to all sorts of adventures – well illustrated and educational.”
“This is a wonderful children’s story… Would really recommend it for all pre school children.”
“The illustrations are wonderful and perfect for taking on journeys and getting kids excited about the world.”
“A lovely tale to read to little ones at home or on the go.”
“It is cleverly written and my daughter thinks she’s playing whilst reading.”

Don’t miss the opportunity of having this lovely short story to read with your children over Christmas.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Please share and enjoy – Merry Christmas to all of you!

Laura Varksy is an Argentinian illustrator. She was a teacher of mine when I was studying at the University of Buenos Aires. Her calligraphic work is absolutely beautiful and it has a particular style that is very recognizable. She started working in the music industry designing art covers for CD which took her to win a Latin Grammy for best packaging in 2006.
Four years after her graduation as a designer she rediscovered the world of illustration working for editorial projects, several labels and artistic projects.
Enjoy her work.

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Every year, Wimbledon Art Studios opens their doors to visitors. Every artist uses their own studio to show what they’ve been working on all year. What I love about this place is the atmosphere and that you can find a whole range of art – photography, illustration, design, painting, sculpture – there is something for every taste.

This year I will be participating here with my paintings, illustrations and paper sculptures, and I’m very excited.

So if you are a Londoner put in your diary and do come and visit from November 22nd to 25th, and you can see more than 150 artist all in the same place!
For more info click here or read the images below.

The artist Tang Yau Hoong is again surprising us with stunning illustrations. I knew his work of illusions but these new ones are really fantastic.
We all love comic and one thing that defines them are the Speech bubbles when a character is talking. Well he had a better idea. Tang represents in each illustration a situation using the bubbles as the character, only graphics no words. What a clever boy.

Via Chicquero

Horror Talk

Horror Talk

Verbal Abuse

Verbal Abuse

War of Words

War of Words

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

Talk Trash

Talk Trash

Money Talk

Money Talk

Relaxing Talk

Relaxing Talk

Girls Talk

Girls Talk

Boys Talk

Boys Talk

Music Talk

Music Talk

Storytelling

Storytelling

Dirty Talk

Dirty Talk

Lie

Lie



Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite illustrators. He has such a lovely style, simple stories and gorgeous illustrations. I love these books and my son loves them as well.
Books like “Lost and Found”, “How to Catch a Star”, “The Way Back Home” are new classics of this era.
He has a new book out now called “This Moose Belong to Me”. Here is the trailer, which is lovely.

This artist is fantastic. The images talk for themselves. There is not much to say about her and her art, just a case of admiring the creatures that look at you from the canvass – sad, waiting, suspicious. The beauty of the pallettes she uses is wonderful, and each painting tells a story about the little girls that she creates. Her last drawings are over music papers which makes them more fascinating. Dilkabear is putting on her first solo exhibition in Italy, at Mondo Bizarro Gallery in Rome from Sept 8th to October 8th.

In 1994, in the middle of Buenos Aires, a devastating bomb attack on Argentina’s Jewish community center, leaving in ruins the AMIA building, leaving a lot of people without life. In Buenos Aires today, we commemorate the 18th anniversary of the tragedy.

A nice exhibition called Memoria Ilustrada is held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires until July 22nd, where you can see the work of 231 artists that illustrate 8 stories about this tragedy.

I participated there with one of my illustrations. They are releasing a book afterward with all these works and a Memotest (a card game for memory) with things that happened in the story of humanity that we have to remember.

La Tundra Magazine is a free Spanish magazine that is distributed throughout London in libraries, restaurants, cafes, bars, embassies, and anywhere you might find Spanish speakers.

I am very very pleased that in this issue, they wrote a wonderful review about my illustrations and my e-books “Emilio” and “Emilio goes Wild” published on the Amazon Kindle Store by Pio Pio Books. These e-books are in full colour and you can view them on iPads, iPhones, computers. They are for children of 2 to 6 years old.

Sorry guys, I know it is in Spanish, but it is a very cool review and I´m very proud of it.

If you don’t speak Spanish don’t worry, the books are available in English and Spanish!

Buy your copy here

This idea is fantastic. The Art Co-op House had a great idea to involve artists from all over the world creating “The Sketchbook Project”, a project where you can participate in any way you like. You sign up, they send you a sketchbook and you just fill it with anything you like according to the subject you choose. All these sketchbooks will live forever in the Brooklyn Library. It is amazing to think that you can leave things for the rest of humanity.

I participated in the Limited Edition version. They will release a book with all these works next fall. I am very excited to see how it looks. They will exhibit all this artwork on June 22nd in Brooklyn, New York, and I will be there.

This is the piece I sent. I’m very happy with the results. The pop ups were hard work but worth it in the end.

So if you are an artist, you can participate in “The Sketchbook Project 2013”

Jump From Paper came with this amazing design. They seem like cartoons, but they are real objects.
They are a line of innovative handbags. They are produced from illustrations hand-drawn by Chay and Rika, two Taiwanese designers.

It is fun that there is nothing like them in the market today. After this, I’m sure imitations will start to happen, they are just too good and too original.

This is a unique idea. I never saw anything like this before and it makes me wonder two things.
A. Are they real?
B. How do they work? I need to see how they are, I need to have one. NOW

visit their website here