Lisa Brown

Author/illustrator and educator, Lisa Brown, talks with Giuseppe Castellano about myriad illustrators from Edward Gorey and Ed Emberley to Kaylani Juanita and Joohee Yoon; how one tweet led to a dream job with the New York Times Book Review (although Twitter is mostly a “nest of vipers”); and where they stand on digital vs. traditional media.

Lastly, they explain why contemporary children’s book illustration is going through a revolution.

Here are a few of the illustrators we mentioned: Syd Hoff, Quentin Blake, Ivan Brunetti, Paul Rand, Ken Pak, Jon Klassen, Christian Robinson, Yuyi Morales, Isabelle Arsenault, Aaron Becker, and Catia Chien.

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Music for the podcast was created by Oatmello.