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Howis
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ARTDIRECTORRACHAELCOLE
WORLD.fromalloverthe ”
illustrators
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illustrators
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wehaveevenMOREchoices.”
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“Asmore
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betweenillustratorandmanuscript.”
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“ButatSchwartzandWade,
children’sPICTUREBOOKmarket.”
eBookswillhaveonthe
IMPACTaskedmewhat
“Manypeoplehave
”becameavailable.
onlyrecently
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Forexample,
genres.asfastasother
eBOOKS
haven’tmovedinto
“Picturebooks
andBETTERPAPER,forexample.”
onthem,usingheavierboards
attentionLAVISHINGAndpublishersare
picturebooksarespecial.
children’...
READ.”toslowdown,putachildonourlap,andjust
remindsusPHYSICALbookAnactual“
THANKS,Rachael!
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How have globalization, technology, and eBooks impacted the world of children’s illustrated books? We sat down with Rachael Cole, art director for Schwartz & Wade, to find out more.

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The Changing World of Children’s Picture Books

  1. 1. changing?PICTUREBOOKS theworldofchildren’s Howis RANDOMNOTES RANDOMHOUSE
  2. 2. ARTDIRECTORRACHAELCOLE
  3. 3. WORLD.fromalloverthe ” illustrators BEST wecanworkwiththe “ThankstotheInternet,
  4. 4. IRAN.”wehiredHodaHadadi,whoisbasedin DeepintheSahara,Forexample,for“
  5. 5. ”DISTANCETheculturalandgeographic mighthavebeentoogreat. 10yearsago.Weprobablycouldnothavedonethat“
  6. 6. theillustrationPROCESS.” isaffecting TECHNOLOGYthat “Wearealsofinding
  7. 7. or theiroriginals.”ENHANCE Someuseittojustaddcolor atsomepointintheirprocess. COMPUTERusea “Mostillustrators
  8. 8. artwork.vector-based ”andthencreates sketcheshand-drawnBobStaakebeginswith“
  9. 9. ”thecomputer. insideand outside COLLAGE workwith Nancy Carpenter, like “Others,
  10. 10. ”ART. hand-painted ORIGINAL, whosendus illustrators stillhaveplenty of Butwe“
  11. 11. wehaveevenMOREchoices.” crossoverintokids’books, ILLUSTRATORS, animators,aswellaseditorialanddecorative “Asmore
  12. 12. ”SPARKY!beforeworkingwithuson FEATUREFILMS ANIMATED ChrisAppelhansworkedon Forexample, “
  13. 13. ”workinTheNewYorker. editorialAndBARRYBLITTiswellknownforhis“
  14. 14. betweenillustratorandmanuscript.” matchPERFECTfindthe themostimportantthingisto “ButatSchwartzandWade,
  15. 15. children’sPICTUREBOOKmarket.” eBookswillhaveonthe IMPACTaskedmewhat “Manypeoplehave
  16. 16. ”becameavailable. onlyrecently DR.SEUSSeBooks Forexample, genres.asfastasother eBOOKS haven’tmovedinto “Picturebooks
  17. 17. andBETTERPAPER,forexample.” onthem,usingheavierboards attentionLAVISHINGAndpublishersare picturebooksarespecial. children’sPRINTED “Westillbelieve
  18. 18. READ.”toslowdown,putachildonourlap,andjust remindsusPHYSICALbookAnactual“
  19. 19. THANKS,Rachael! RANDOMNOTES RANDOMHOUSE

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