August 18, 2019

Giselle Clarkson wrestles with imposter syndrome in her most recent comic. Giselle has also illustrated The Gobbledegook Book, written by Joy Cowley, which will be released in September through Gecko Press. Head along to the launch on 14 September in Featherston

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June 20, 2019

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 he...

April 22, 2019

Many of the awards for children's literature in New Zealand (bestowed by either Storylines or the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults) are named after important people. Illustrator Giselle Clarkson has researched these award namesakes, made short biog...

March 14, 2019

This is a momentous occasion: it's the second anniversary of Giselle Clarkson Comics on The Sapling (actually, the second anniversary of The Sapling, too). Where does the time go ...?! To celebrate, here is the 20th Giselle Clarkson Comic, all about equine challenges....

February 13, 2019

Do you recognise the name Avis Acres? Giselle Clarkson fills us in on the importance of this early figure in New Zealand children's literature – and slips in some rather surprising facts.  

 

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and...

December 16, 2018

As we near the end of 2018, our cool and clever illustrator, Giselle Clarkson, reaches Peak Adorkable. Here, she teaches us about some bugs and the stories behind their scientific Latin names.  

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and c...

October 9, 2018

Is there any experience more universal than inappropriate laughing fits? Here, illustrator Giselle Clarkson generously shares one of the times she got the giggles as a child, when it was all Paul Jennings' fault.  

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance il...

September 4, 2018

In the 16th of our regular comics from Giselle Clarkson, she ruminates on the unusual history of one of the most-loved works of literature in New Zealand.  

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from Wellington. Her work...

June 6, 2018

How can we describe the theme of this month's comic by Giselle Clarkson? Two words: Bird. Arms.  

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 Pre...

May 6, 2018

Our illustrator, Giselle Clarkson, puts on her Investigative Scientist hat to take a deeper look into the physics within a Roald Dahl classic.  

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from Wellington. Her work has appeared in...

April 3, 2018

Our illustrator looks into the notion that children's book writers and illustrators are all eccentric. Is there any truth in it? And where does Giselle fit in? Read on, dear reader ... 

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from W...

February 8, 2018

Poor Giselle. Our illustrator recently decided to look into the story behind another intriguing classic children's book (remember what happened with The Tiger Who Came to Tea?). Here, she shares her discoveries on Margaret Wise Brown and a whoooooole lot...

December 5, 2017

Our beloved illustrator Giselle Clarkson has fallen in love again... with another book! Scroll down to see her brilliant review of Impossible Inventions: Ideas that shouldn't work by Matgorzata Mycielska, Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński (Gecko Press). 

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November 5, 2017

Our biscuit & bird illustrator Giselle Clarkson has taken on her first *current* book review! Scroll down to get a brilliant perspective on How to Mend a Kea + Other Fabulous Fix-it Tales from Wildbase Hospital, by Janet Hunt (Massey University Press). 

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October 2, 2017

Our illustrator Giselle Clarkson not only features in the brand new Annual 2, she also has epiphanies in the shower.

 

GISELLE CLARKSON

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from Wellington. Her work has appeared in a bunch of School Journals as we...

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