The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 22

Penguins have appeared in famed picture books with relative frequency over the years – and not just because a fair few books happen to have been created by a publishing house that shares their Antarctic avian name. But our intrepid illustrator Giselle Clarkson knows her crests from her chinstraps, so for her latest installment of The Giselle Clarkson Comic, she dives into the depictions of different penguin species in the picture book world.

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Giselle Clarkson
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Giselle Clarkson is an award-winning illustrator, author, comic creator and Arts Foundation Laureate. You can find her work in the NZ School Journal, NZ Geographic magazine, on t-shirts and tea towels for RNZ, arts festival posters and Seaweek resources, to name a few. She has been illustrating picture books since 2018, including The Gobbledegook Book: A Joy Cowley Anthology and Egg & Spoon: An Illustrated Cookbook (both Gecko Press). Her most recent publication is The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions (Gecko Press, 2023). Giselle's secret talent is rescuing moths from the shower without accidentally drowning them.