Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Can Re-Illustration Ever Be Justified?

NeverTeaseHampson

I was sitting down with a colleague the other day and the conversation turned, as all conversations are wont to do, to the subject of William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow.  I won’t bore you yet again with my theory that the book would sell like hotcakes if they just bothered to re-illustrate the darn thing [...]

Re-Sendakify Sendak Project: The Results

Sasek2Sendak

Previously on A Fuse #8 Production . . . In 2012 I came up with a crazy idea.  We all love Dr. Seuss.  We all know his work.  So for fun I asked folks to illustrate a scene from their favorite Seuss book in the style of a different children’s author.  The result: The Re-Seussification [...]

The Case for Re-Illustration: William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

WilliamsDoll1

I had just the loveliest dinner the other night with some high-falutin’ folks in the children’s literary biz.  Fine conversation and finer memories were tossed all about.  Yet I credit the devil on my right shoulder for suggesting to me the relative wisdom of my bringing up a long-standing belief that had been percolating in [...]