The Women’s March: Artists Bring Their Talents
Normally on a Sunday I like to do a light little Video Sunday piece, just highlighting the vids of the week. Not today. In light of yesterday’s record breaking marches worldwide, I’d like to pay homage to the children’s book illustrators that used their considerable talents to support the march, marchers, and more. In case you missed them, here are the artists who deserve a fair tip of the hat.
By the way, I’m going to include not just posters at the march in this post but any art that seemed to be created specifically with the march in mind. If you know of an artist of children’s books that did something and that isn’t included here, mention it in the comments.
I knew that Ms. Engelbreit had made Black Lives Matter posters in the past, but it still surprises me a little whenever I see her latest work. I should stop being surprised. Just because someone draws art that can be categorized as “cute” doesn’t mean they’re incapable of being strong. Here’s a piece of art that Ms. Engelbreit produced specifically so that protestors could download and use it for free:
This one gets a special creativity award. Wook at the widdle handsies!
Very nice. There was an organized Kidlit portion of the DC march & Cece Bell’s poster was the rallying image: https://www.facebook.com/KidlitMarches/
She of the upcoming middle grade graphic novel Pashmina from First Second.
Some folks prefer to knit.
Robin Preiss Glasser
Who, fair play to her, sent me about four of these images.
Charise Mericle Harper
He did three, so he’s the perfect person to round us out here today.
Well done, guys. Well done.
Many thanks to Sharyn November for her help in tracking some of these down.
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About Betsy Bird
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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