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Archive of posts tagged Brandon Dorman

Behind the Scenes: Giant Dance Party giants

By Brandon Dorman Coming up with new characters can be an interesting process. Most times I start with familiar images, but if I push, explore, and revise enough, they always get better. This is what happened with our giants. We started with typical ogre-ish big bodies, but I remember talking with Virginia, Steve, and Sylvie […]

12/12/12 and (approximately) 12 great winter reads!

While you’re pondering the significance of 12/12/12 and taking a break from monitoring your seismographs and telescopes, here, in no particular order, are a dozen or so (math isn’t our strong suit) books that we love to read and share during this most wonderful time of the year*. Little Bea and the Snowy Day, by […]

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

The jackets of Diana Wynne Jones’s books have been illustrated by wonderful and lauded artists over the years, from Paul O. Zelinsky, to John Rocco, to Brandon Dorman, and many more. While it’s easy to believe that beautiful artwork pops out of thin air by magic, Brandon Dorman pulls back the curtain a little to […]


By Brandon Dorman Arrrggh! This be da month that Cap’n Bones and his briny crew set sail! My brand-new picture book Pirates of the Sea! is now in stores! My goal was to create a pirate book that was traditionally based but showed as much as possible about what pirates encounter while at sea. Honestly, I […]

Avast, Me Hearties! It’s Time to Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Calling all salty dogs (and landlubbers, too)! This Sunday, September 19, marks the annual observation of International Talk Like a Pirate Day! So strap on that pegleg, pour a few mugs of grog, and get your parrrrtying on! Savvy? At Greenwillow, we’re already in the pirate spirit!  New art for Brandon Dorman‘s upcoming Pirates of the Sea! is […]