Artists of the Page

Interviews with Children’s Book Illustrators


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About the Book

The creative process of those who make picture books come alive is explored in this collection of 30 interviews with children’s book illustrators.
The interviewees (Allan and Janet Ahlberg, Molly Bang, Nicola Bayley, Gavin Bishop, Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, Ashley Bryan, John Burningham, Babette Cole, Peter Collington, Roy Gerrard, M.B. Goffstein, Diane Goode, Shirley Hughes, Pat Hutchins, Ann Jonas, Errol Lloyd, Deborah Niland, Graham Oakley, Jan Ormerod, Helen Oxenbury, Ken Robbins, Tony Ross, Amy Schwartz, Peter Sis, Ralph Steadman, Ed Young, and Paul Zelinsky) discuss their craft, methods, and philosophies.

About the Author(s)

Sylvia Marantz, a retired school librarian, is a longtime columnist for The Book Report, writing about picture books. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Retired professor Kenneth Marantz is a longtime columnist for The Book Report. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Sylvia Marantz and Kenneth Marantz
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 30 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7608-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0599-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“the Marantzes approach their subject with a respect for…picture books and an evident background in the arts”—Booklist; “[the] illustrators…provide quite interesting glimpses into their own working processes”—Choice; “a significant contribution…. Highly recommended”—ARBA; “the depth of this work underscores the expertise of the Marantzes”—Library Talk; “a valuable tool…for professional collections”—Emergency Librarian; “intensive…. Recommended”—SchoolArts; “libraries should love this [book]”—Ohioana Quarterly.