The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 34

Giselle Clarkson ponders why she loves children’s books in her final comic for this iteration of The Sapling. Giselle’s latest book, The Tiny Woman’s Coat, written by Joy Cowley, has just been named the ‘children’s book of the week’ by The Times (UK).

Giselle Clarkson

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.