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Archive of posts filed under the From the Art Director’s Desk category.

Happy Halloween!

Patrick Arrasmith is hard at work on the illustrations for the ninth Last Apprentice book: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin. As he sketched the ideas, he put all of the illustrations from the previous books on the wall of his studio, to make sure he didn’t do anything too similar. And so, for your Halloween viewing […]

Pat Benatar Rocks New York!

When I was in high school thirty-some years ago, I was obsessed with Pat Benatar. And I was lucky to have seen her in concert in 1981 in a huge auditorium in upstate NY. But she was the size of an ant on stage, which left me wanting more from my concert experience, and I […]

On Press with Paul: PERFECT SQUARE

Most of the time, our picture books print far, far away in China, and we check color in the proof pages sent back and forth between continents. Every once and a while, though, when we need a book to be printed and stocked faster, without waiting for the finished books to arrive on the ship […]

Visiting the 23rd Floor:
Homer in the Macbeth Room

The first proofs for Elisha Cooper’s picture book, Homer, came in and we set a date with Lisa Wong (our senior production manager) to color correct. Elisha came in dressed up in logos everywhere…on his hat, his T-shirt, his bag!   It was his first time in the color correcting room—officially called the Macbeth room—and he was impressed […]

The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

Last week, the annual Original Art show at the Society of Illustrators opened. Three Greenwillow illustrators were selected for this exhibition of the year’s best illustrations. Congratulations to Carin Berger, Michael Hall, and Kevin Henkes! The Original Art Show is one of the most fun events of the fall–beautiful art, terrific colleagues, and hors d’oeuvres […]