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The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 26


Today is apparently the day for romance, and what can be more romantic than working on a picture book together? Giselle Clarkson explores some stories behind the power couples of children's publishing in her twenty-sixth comic for The Sapling. Happy Valentine's Day!

making a picture book can be cool

and silly - google images
it can force you to grow as a person

did you know it can be romantic

a selection of picture book power couples
margaret bloy graham and gene zion
be nice to spiders

peter parnell and justin richardson

penguins have an agenda

margret and hans rey

brazil and bathtubs

moved to paris in 1935

curious george manuscript with them

helen oxenbury and john burningham

lifetime achievement award

sacha cotter and josh morgan - like the beyonce and jay-z of NZ children's publishing

got together to collab on the bomb and had a book baby and a baby boy


giselle clarkson

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from Wellington. Her work has appeared in a bunch of School Journals as well as Gecko Press’ ANNUAL. She illustrated the 2018 picture book Secret World of Butterflies by Courtney Sina Meredith (Allen & Unwin NZ) and the 2019 children's novel Hazel and the Snails by Nan Blanchard (Annual Ink/Massey University Press). Her most recent illustrations are in The Gobbledegook Book, by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press). Giselle's secret talent is rescuing moths from the shower without accidentally drowning them. Visit her website: www.giselledraws.com.

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