Press Release Fun: The Paddle8 Victory Academy Auction of Children’s Book Art
I don’t always blog the auctions I see online, but sometimes the cause is good and the timing is right. Recently the right good honorable LeUyen Pham emailed me about an auction of children’s book art that sounds, in a word, fan-freaking-tastic. Said she:
Fellow illustrator and artist-who’s-work-i-totally-love CARSON ELLIS has put together an online auction of some incredible artists! Please please please go online and make a bid for some of these pieces! The artist list reads like a who’s-who in the world of children’s art, and some of this stuff you’ll never be able to find anywhere. And it’s all for a great cause — Victory Academy, a school for autistic children in Oregon.
List of artist and link follows:
MARLA FRAZEE * JEN CORACE * LEUYEN PHAM * NIKKI MCCLURE * JON KLASSEN * ADAM REX * ELEANOR DAVIS * LAURA PARK * ROMAN MURADOV * HEATHER ROSS * GILBERT FORD * MATT MYERS * SOPHIE BLACKALL * LISA BROWN * MELISSA GUION * DIANA SUDYKA * LANE SMITH * CHRIS TURNHAM * CHUCK GROENINK * CARIN BERGER * MO WILLEMS * GREG PIZZOLI * MARIA VAN LIESHOUT * JOANNA NEBORSKY * CARSON ELLIS
She ain’t wrong. Trouble is, it all ends on Thursday so you’ve very little time to go. Just to give you a taste, here are some of the beauties I’ve seen there:
Why yes. That is original Clementine art by Marla Frazee. Why do you ask?
Interestingly, my kiddo discovered Little Hoot before she discovered Little Pea. So you can imagine how tempting owning the original art might be to me.
I don’t have to tell you that there’s a movie of The True Meaning of Smekday on the very near horizon. But it wouldn’t hurt to own some original art from said book. Just sayin’.
Plus there are a bunch of folks willing to do commissioned pet or people portraits. So go! Scoot! Flee! Get that stuff up and feel virtuous in the process.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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