5 Favorite Children’s Illustrators

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Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember how my Greek edition of Whisker Smile, published by Patakis Publishers, has won the prestigious IBBY award for illustration.

Today I have 5 of my favorite children’s illustrators, selected from a post by Domestika.

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Where The Wild Things Are made Maurice Sendak a star of children’s illustration. His work was at first considered too grotesque and offensive for children, but many fell in love with them. One young boy’s reaction to Maurice’s work was totally unexpected and some of the best praise the storyteller ever received:

“A little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters – sometimes very hastily – but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim: I loved…

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Reigniting Your Passion

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Nicholas C. Rossis

Passion led us here | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

I apologize for disappearing lately. It’s summer, which means I’m trying to get some rest and enjoy the Greek sun and sea. We also have friends over, which adds to the temptation to drop everything and head to the beach. Plus, of course, I still need to work. And write. And enjoy the family, as Natalie, who is growing up so fast, has no school and needs to be entertained.

As a result, my writing has fallen way behind. Even with my blog, which I love, I have a ton of posts I want to share and never seem to find the time to do so. Does that mean that I’ve lost my passion for writing? Nah, I think that’s still there. But since I’ve now made a career writing SEO-friendly copy and write or edit some 40K words each month, I’d rather spend my free time doing something else…

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