The term ‘wordless picture book’ seems to suggest there’s something lacking in this purely visual form of literature. Which there is. But when pictures are left to do the talking it’s incredible to discover how much they have to say.
Sagra Redondo-Garcia talks to Salvatore Rubbino about the artistic journey he took in creating his book A Walk in Paris.
To celebrate ELCAF, we take a look at some of the graphic and comic artists at the forefront of innovation in visual literature for children.
Alexis Deacon’s graphic interpretation of Russell Hoban’s classic novel demonstrates how powerful the imagination can be in exploring our fears.
Juliet Baptiste-Kelly discovers the masterful storytelling of Luke Pearson and the powerful tenacity of his teal-haired heroine.
The danger and epic nature of Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica is made palpable in William Grill’s impactful children’s book.
Judith Carnaby, founder of Illustrators Illustrated, investigates the playful and slightly surreal work of Walter Trier for Lilliput magazine.
Image, word and object are knitted together perfectly in this classic tale by two of Poland’s most treasured creatives: Julian Tuwim and Bohdan Butenko.
The Loop magazine respects the intelligence of its young readers by not assuming to know what children want.