MA – The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Phenomenon

dwkJeff Kinney speaks about drawing in reluctant readers at the Carle Museum on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 1:00pm.

Free with Museum Admission

Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely credited for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. In his first visit to The Carle, he will share the incredible trajectory of his bestselling series, talk about its impact on readers, its wide reach around the globe, and the many unique experiences he has had since the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was first published in April 2007.

Reserve your space for the talk in the auditorium (413) 658-1126. We are unable to accept same-day phone reservations. Seating for the talk is limited; tickets will be handed out first come/first served and are non-refundable/non-transferable. Book signing to follow presentation, Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop.

Can’t make it to the event? Contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org to reserve signed copies.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – Leave Your Sleep Signing

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Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock will be signing copies of their book collaboration, Leave Your Sleep on March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. The Carle is currently hosting an exhibition of selected works from Leave Your Sleep, including preliminary sketches to finished art.

Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? Contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org to reserve signed copies.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – Behind the Scenes with Batman

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Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at the Carle Museum on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

Free with Museum Admission

Join author Marc Tyler Nobleman as he reveals the lengths he went to in order to get the truth behind the creation of one of the most successful fictional characters of all time. Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman tells the story (at once inspirational and heartbreaking) of Bill Finger, never-credited co-creator of the Dark Knight. Learn startling never-published facts about an unsung pioneer—including one that may just change pop culture history.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – Testing the Ice Exhibit

Kadir Nelson, Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s daughter and the director of Educational Programming for Major League Baseball, and Scott Simon, author of Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, reflect on the personal and professional life of the famed baseball player Jackie Robinson on April 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Book signing to Follow; Free with Museum Admission

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – We Are the Ship Exhibit

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Kadir Nelson leads a Special Gallery Tour on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Free with Museum Admission

From his first painting in college on the subject of the Negro Baseball League to the publication of his book, We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, Kadir Nelson has been inspired by the history of the league and the strong heroic people who were a part of it. Join him as he shares some stories, talks about his process, and highlights aspects of this extraordinary exhibition.

Book signing to follow.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – Special Gallery Tour

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Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer speaks on November 6, 2011 at 1pm.

Join Jules Feiffer as he reflects on his journey from political and social cartoonist and playwright to children’s book creator. Hear the stories behind some of his children’s books and his approach to illustration.

Book signing to follow

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

Press Release:

A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

Featured Guests

Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

Ruth Sanderson
, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.

Programming

The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

Sponsors
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

Official Website
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

MA – A Story Worth Telling

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Illustrator Jerry Pinkney appears on February 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
Free with Museum Admission

Jerry Pinkney begins each project with the question, “Is this story worth telling?” Join us as this award-winning artist reflects on 50 years of making picture books. From creating his very first sketches to winning the 2010 Caldecott Medal, Jerry Pinkney’s story is one you’ll want to hear! Book signing to follow.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit

Tony DiTerlizziRebecca GuayRaul Colón and more appear at the R. Michelson Gallery on Nov. 7th from 4-7pm.

R. MICHELSON GALLERIES presents our 21st Annual Children’s Illustration Show

Celebrate with us! Twenty-one years of exhibiting the finest in original Children’s Book Art. Our artists have garnered an astounding 11 Caldecott Medals and 29 Caldecott Honor Awards.

21 Reasons to come to our 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit 

1.     If you join us for our opening reception on November 7, 4-6pm you will meet more than 50 of the illustrators and writers behind your favorite children’s books.

2.  We will be exhibiting original artwork from The Odious Ogre, the latest book by Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster. This is their first collaboration since their classic Phantom Tollbooth was published 50 years ago. 

3.  Mo Willems will be signing books and exhibiting the illustrations from the NY Times #1 best selling City Dog, Country Frog, his very first collaboration with Jon J. Muth.  We will also be showing the original drawings from Mo’s Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, the final volume of this iconic trilogy.

4.   Wendell Minor will be receiving the third annual Norton Juster Award for service to the world of Children’s Literature, presented by Mr. Juster and Reader to Reader, a public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy schools and public libraries across the United States.

5.  There will be a rare opportunity to view and purchase original artwork by Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Tomie dePaola.

6.  Multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner EB Lewis has teamed up with Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, to create the Christmas/Chanukah children’s book “Jackie’s Gift.” Original artwork from the book will be on display. 

7.  Gary Lippincott and G. Brian Karas will both be presenting work from their latest collaborations with local (and worldwide) luminary Jane Yolen. All three will be signing books at our opening reception.

8.  Scott Fischer will be showing work from his book Jump, now available on millions of boxes of Cheerios. To see the video for Jump, click here.

9.  Jarrett J. Krosoczka author/illustrator of the soon-to-be a major motion picture graphic Lunch Lady series will be exhibiting the work he created for Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

10.  Jane Dyer and her daughter Brooke Dyer will be exhibiting art from their newest collaboration.

11.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Kate Feiffer, Kathryn Brown, Nonny Hogrogian, and David Kherdian.

12.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Tony DiTerlizzi and Rebecca Guay.

13.  Ruth Sanderson will be showing work from Hush, Little Horsie and David Hyde Costello will be showing work from I Can Help.

14.  We’ll be exhibiting the watercolors from Karla Gudeon’s Passover Book and her Hannukah Book.

15. Neil Waldman is coming with new paintings and new illustrations of American heroes from his book, The Land of Big Dreamers.

16.  Barry Moser will be here with engravings from Mark Twain’s Books of Animals. He will be back on November 12th for an advance copy book signing (publication date is December but we have copies!) of his book, One Hundred Portraits. The event is in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out. 

17.  Raul Colón will be here! With new work from Play Ball! and Child of the Civil Rights.

18.  Eric Velasquez will be here with work from My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Rain Stomper.

19.  The Eric Carle Museum will be on hand with books from your favorite authors and illustrators to sign.

20.  There will be a raffle to support Reader to Reader and you might leave with original artwork by Wendell Minor.

21.  We will have surprise guests and more…

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060