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La BD est Charlie: A Comics Homage to Fallen Artists

La Bd Est Charlie

As an homage to Charlie Hebdo, the French Publisher’s Association has published 100,000 copies of a new book, La BD est Charlie, with 183 drawings by top artists.

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L’école des loisirs Illustrators Decorate Paris Pediatric Hospital

Simon et Croque bisous

An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

A page from Lord's notebook documenting his work illustrating Finnegans Wake.

James Joyce’s novel is an act of pure linguistic pyrotechnics, so when faced with the task of illustrating it John Vernon Lord was understandably ‘bewildered.’

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Opening Minds Through Eyes: Oz’s Milk Shadow Books

Walking to Japan

Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.

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Nostalgia Drives Polish Children’s Book Sales Boom

Mapy is another bestseller for the house, one that showcases the company's talent in illustration.

A revival in classic illustrated books is helping Poland’s children’s book market boom, says Katarzyna Domańska of publisher Dwie Siostry.

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Prizes: Maggot Moon Wins Carnegie, Black Dog Takes Kate Greenaway

Levi Pinfold black dog

Sally Gardner has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Maggot Moon; Levi Pinfold won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrations in his picture book, Black Dog.

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Argentine Isol Takes Home World’s Largest Children’s Lit Prize

Isol, in addition to being an illustrator and cartoonist, is a well-known musician in her native Argentina.

The Argentine illustrator known as Isol has won the world’s largest award for children’s literature, the 5m-kroner (roughly $766,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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Storybird: Publishing as a 2 Million-strong “Breakdancing Circle”

The Storybird welcome page

By offering writers ready made art as inspiration, Storybird has attracted 2 million users and is turning traditional children’s and YA publishing workflow on its head.

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The “Beautiful and Interesting” Intersection of Dogs and Tattoos

Couture Dogs of New York

Photographer Paul Nathan’s two new books document two of New York’s most visually fascinating, yet opposing, subcultures: high-fashion dogs and tattooed Williamsburgers.

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