Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

 
Recently, I had the privilege of joining 11 other artists to help Scholastic launch a month long global literacy campaign, "Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life." All 12 of us created art that is being used for posters to promote the campaign. And now for the month of May, the original art is being auctioned online. The auction benefits two great organizations, Reading is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read. I'm not saying you should bid on my piece, after all there are 11 other artists who's work I'm sure you would love to win. A bid for anyone's art would be a fantastic thing! Here's my art .
 
And who are the other 11 artists? Check out the picture below. On Thursday, Scholastic invited us all to their headquarters for a day long launch party. It was an honor to meet all of the illustrators, especially Norman Bridwell (the creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog) who was there with his lovely wife, Norma.The picture up top is of me with Stephen Savage and Jon J. Muth.  
L to R: Jon J. Muth (Zen Shorts), Mary GranPr√© (Harry Potter), Norman Bridwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Bruce Degan (The Magic School Bus), Barbara McClintock (Our Abe Lincoln), Ed Fotheringham (Tony Baloney), David Shannon (No, David), Jeff Smith (Bone), Sean Qualls (Dizzy), Mark Teague (LaRue), Stephen Savage (Where's Walrus?). Photo credit: Stuart Ramson.

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