Wednesday, June 08, 2011

AADL Summer Reading Program

I had the honor to work with my local library, the AADL, to design and illustrate their summer reading games program. I'm a big fan of theirs. Ever since I moved to Ann Arbor 2 years ago, I had attended tons of interesting workshops and forums at the library. Not to mention, I gave my very own talk there. Check it out here.

And when they asked if I could do a Richard Scarry like town with many characters using the library in different ways- of course I'm on board! I initially did people:
And when I found out they were more interested in anthropomorphic animals- even better!
The final in color:
And speaking of libraries and anthropomorphic animals- I'm teaching a workshop! Its called Creating and Drawing Anthropomorphic Animals Characters with Jannie Ho. Its on Saturday, July 16th from 1to 2:30pm, at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library. Its free for teens and adults to attend, so if you are in the area, hope to see you there.

18 comments:

Gaia said...

This is fantastic!! Love it!! You're always an inspiration :)

Katie Adams said...

So cute! Love it!

Diandra Mae said...

Love it! Do you think I could get a copy of that brochure? :)

And I think you did Scarry proud. We just picked up a copy of our library's summer reading program and it's some stinkin' clip art-YAWN. Yours is 100x better.

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Thanks everyone!

Di- If I can sneak in and get a few more of them, I will send you one!!;-)

Eric Barclay said...

These are awesome!

Pavinee said...

Beautiful design. Love the cat holding books :D

Lucas Ferreyra said...

Lovit! :)

Pinky said...

So cute! What a great idea too !

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J. E. Morris said...

This is adorable. I wish I could come to your class, it sounds like fun.

Sarah Melling said...

Just last week, I mentioned in my blog that the summer reading program at my library was a HUGE part of my childhood. How lovely that your work is being used for this one...the kids (and their parents) will adore it!

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I loved these games

Zepol Ilustradora said...

Hooo, que cosas tan lindas haces.

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Awesome colors and your illustrations are just grand! Look out Richard Scarry! : )

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Tali said...

So you work in black and white first, even digitally?
That's a great idea, keeping colour decisions til later!

v a l e r i a c i s said...

Is fantastic to see the process of the illustration. I love your work, you know. I'm a big fan of it!