Category: Books

7/31/19

My favorite picks this week

We love showing you the latest and greatest by our artists. In this edition: a dragon, two unicorns, mermaids, a sloth, a wolf, and we think it’s a yeti. Plus lots of gorgeous lettering.

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Kelly Anne Dalton

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Rebecca Jones

Galison/Mudpuppy

Clairice Gifford

Valentine’s Card for BBDO Worldwide for AT&T campaign

 

Tara Lilly

Bedding for Anthropologie

 

Helen Dardik

Journal cover for Compendium

 

Hsinping Pan

Jimmy Patterson Books

 

Åsa Gilland

Personal piece

 

Jennifer M. Potter

Personal piece for Folktale Week

 

Julia Christians

Goal Map created for Lilla’s MATS Money Bad Ass (MBA) Class

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
7/25/19

Let me show you a few of my favorite picks: from a home spa on a swing chair, to a portrait of Marie Curie…

I’m happy to show you a few favorite pieces by my artists: from body-positivity yoga people, to a big-eyed cat for a board book, to painting on leather. Enjoy!

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Katie Vernon

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

I love the cool body positivity people illustrated by Katie Vernon.

 

Sarah Papworth

From “I Know a Woman”, Aurum Press/Quarto

Not only do I love the historically accurate illustrated setting, but the color palette of aqua hues is lovely.

 

Daniel Roode

Campbell/Pan Macmillian

Daniel has a way of creating strong, cover-worthy characters. And the fur!

 

Sarah Walsh

From the illustrated magazine Honest History

I have yet to see a piece by Sarah Walsh that I don’t love, and this is no exception. Sarah paints with such warmth, confidence and a cool yet accessible style.

 

Anke Rega

I love this lush, dreamy piece that Anke created for our Menagerie on creating one’s own spa life. It’s the watery paint and the telling details–cacti, old radio, sleeping cat–that got me.

 

Flora Waycott

Flora writes: “A collaboration is in the works with the talented Namu Leather Goods. I will be painting on a limited number of leather pouches before they are hand constucted by Namu. I have never painted on leather before! It feels so good to try something different – this image shows some practice pieces.”

Always a star with decorative elements, I loved seeing Flora’s work on the textured surface and the muted tones.

 

Kate Mason

I just fully enjoy the delight apparent in this piece by Kate, bursting with charming icons.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!

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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
7/15/19

A few of my favorite picks

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite picks by my artists.

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Anke Rega

Animation by Anke Rega

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Kelly Anne is currently taking my Illustrating Children’s Book course and writes, “Time for another round of Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books. I chose “Greta & the Wolves”, a wonderful text by co-teacher Zoe Tucker. I can’t wait to dig into the story and Greta’s world over the next four weeks.”

 

Kendra Binney

 

Clairice Gifford

Clairice writes, “I recently did the design for these Fika cookie boxes for Valentine’s Day. So excited to see the actual packaging and is it bad I’m even more excited to eat the cookies. The lettering says ‘many hugs’ in Swedish.”

 

Mara Penny

 

Hsinping Pan

Click on this image to see a delightful video that Hsinping Pan created for Land of Nod.

 

Åsa Gilland

Åsa writes, “Here’s a sneak peek of something I’ve been working on. Last year started out very rough but in autumn some amazing things happened. The fabulous Lilla Rogers Studio took me on and I remember telling Lilla that I’d love to illustrate a children’s book. I am so grateful that happened and for getting to work on this beautiful story The Perfect Shelter for Little Tiger Press, coming in the Spring of 2020. Crazy what can happen in a year.”

 

Bambi Ramsey

Bambi writes, “Meet Jack and Pearl… working on my characters for the latest Make Art That Sells kids book class and getting happily swept away by a world of tide pools and ocean goodness. Story by the lovely Zoe Tucker“. I can’t wait to see where this goes.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!

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xo

Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses

 

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6/24/19

Big orange hair lady, hipster deli man, long braids–what do these have in common?

You know what? You can always tell the artist’s style by how they draw people. Here’s a buffet of faces by our artists. Enjoy!

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Jon Cannell

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Katie Vernon

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Åsa Gilland

From children’s book The Perfect Shelter, coming soon from Little Tiger Press.

 

Rebecca Jones

 

Sarah Walsh

 

Julia Christians

 

Jennifer M Potter


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!

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xo

Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio

Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses

P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

6/6/19

Get ready to swoon. You’re going to see some amazing work for Sarah Papworth’s I Know An Artist book.

Every so often, one of my artists sends us work so magnificent that even after all these years of being an agent and seeing lots of top-notch work on a daily basis, I am absolutely blown away by the power of the work.

Sarah Papworth’s incredible book I Know An Artist (Quarto) is a masterpiece of imaginative work; each artist is portrayed with a different, tuned-in vibe: the color palette, the subject matter–even the lettering reflects the spirit of the artist.

I hope you enjoy Sarah’s work, and should you wish to buy the book, you can do so here.

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Animation by Natasha Dewitz


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
6/4/19

Daniel Roode’s book in top 100 rankings on Amazon!

Wonderful news: Daniel Roode’s This Little Scientist Book was in the top 100 of books sold on Amazon last week, and #1 Best seller in Children’s Historical Biographies. Congrats, Daniel!

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

This Little Scientist is part of a collection of fantastic board books through Simon & Schuster. (Buy the collection here!)

And out soon, the latest in the series: This Little Artist

 

Daniel is well-known for his captivating books for younger children, but did you know he also creates really stylish and modern pieces for grown-ups, too?

Giftware collection for Midwest CBK

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

5/30/19

A recap of Susan’s fanastic trip to NYC

What happens when you set agent Susan McCabe loose in NYC to visit art directors? Watch and see some pix from her visit last week!

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Intrepid agent Susan McCabe in Manhattan

 

The art directors loved getting these luscious magazines of our artists’ work for children’s books and for greeting cards.

AD’s: Contact us and we’d be happy to send you a copy!

 

Susan visited with folks from a number of publishing houses…

Here’s Liam Donnelly and Tracy Shaw of Jimmy Patterson Books. They’ve done a few books with our artist Hsinping Pan.

 

Sneak Peek! Susan shot this photo of the proofs of Hsinping Pan’s gorgeous new book with Jimmy Patterson entitled Bigger Words for Little Geniuses, due out September 2019. Speaking of language, Hsinping is fluent in English and Taiwanese, having lived in both Los Angeles and Taipei.

 

Helen Dardik & Carolyn Gavin’s watercolor workshop

Susan absolutely loved attending Helen’s and Carolyn’s fantastic watercolor workshop in Brooklyn on the same weekend.
Helen and Carolyn will be teaching more workshops! Check out www.helendardik.com/workshops for info on future workshops.

 

Noted show

The hot new stationery show, Noted, in Brooklyn, was a success! Here, Susan visits with the lovely folks at Seedlings (with Anne Bentley cards.)

Shanliegh Heelan (left) and Mary Catherine Heelan (right)

 

It’s always wonderful to see projects fully realized. Susan snapped this shot of these brand new card sets for Roger La Borde by Kendra Binney, which were revealed at the Noted show.

 

Anne Bentley and Katie Vernon for Roger La Borde

 

Some of Kendra Binney’s cards spotted at the Calypso booth.

 

Susan enjoyed visiting Creative Director Monica Brandrup of the lovely card company, Up With Paper.

 

Pop-up card by Rebecca Jones for Up With Paper.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
5/9/19

NEW ILLUSTRATED BOOKS by our artists: Truth and daring, birds, and happiness.

Today I thought you might enjoy a selection of recent book commissions, and a bit about why each artist was asked to illustrate that particular book.

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Plus, stay tuned for our new artist reveal!

 

Sarah Walsh

 

Truth & Daring – A Journal for the Thoughtful & Bold  (Chronicle Books)

This illustration commission was a match made in heaven–Sarah’s gorgeous and varied lettering was beautifully paired with Truth and Dare prompts. The variety of lettering design and layout keeps the book interesting. Buy it here.

My First Book of Birds (Walker Books)

Not only can Zoe paint gorgeous birds, but she’s also able to depict them with great specificity, as was needed for this charming instructional book.

Buy it here.

 


Nature Journal (Breathe Special (UK))
and
Here’s why Trina was asked to illustrate these two books: Both her lettering and line work are delicate and calming–a good fit for both books.
Trina writes:
The Nature Journal was developed from one of my own ideas which gave me the opportunity to do a lot of hand-lettering. I also created an original digital font for the headings. Buy it here.
For the The Happiness Diary, I received the text and rough suggestions of page layouts. I worked from there developing a color palette, decorative borders, spot illustrations and then I illustrated the double-page spreads to accompany the text. Buy it here.
4/30/19

BIG NEWS! Plus animated Hank Williams, Susan’s going to NYC, and more!

We love photographing our artists’ illustrated products as they come in. Hope you enjoy them!

Plus, our big news is…we have taken on a new artist! I scooped her up from seeing her work in my MATS courses over the years. Her work has a fresh look and was often was selected to be in my MATS reviews. We’re getting her up on the site, and once that’s done, we’ll announce who she is.

 

ART DIRECTORS: Agent Susan McCabe will be in NYC May 16-19 showing the new artist’s work plus our brand-new collections of available card art and our children’s book portfolio of the very best work. Be sure to contact Susan to schedule a visit. Not in NYC? We’re happy to send you a magazine-style portfolio of the card art or the children’s book art to keep for reference. Just give us a shout.

 


 

Daniel Roode

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Walter Foster Publishing

 

Rebecca Jones

Greeting Card for Sellers Publishing

 

Puzzle to Go for Mudpuppy

 

Asa Gilland

Greeting cards for Trader Joe’s

 

Flora Waycott

Greeting cards for Madison Park (left) and Sellers Publishing (right)

 

Anke Rega

Great spots in Better Homes & Gardens “Do It Yourself” Magazine

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
4/17/19

See Anne Bentley’s cell phone, a mermaid animation, and more new art

New work by our brilliant artists!
Contact us to assign or license in any category. We’d love to help you with your next project.

 

Carolyn Gavin

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Check out these cuties dressed up in Helen Dardik outfits from Mimah!
Available for purchase here.

 

What’s on Anne Bentley’s cell phone?

Bethesda Magazine

 

Stunning lettering by Clairice Gifford

Hodder & Stoughton Limited

 

A dreamy journal by Anke Rega

Personal piece

 

Time for planting! by Sarah Papworth

Personal piece

 

Mara Penny’s midnight beauties

Running Press

 

Bike Path map by Jessica Allen

Adirondack Life magazine

 

Look at this fabulous print that Kate Mason created for Hasbro’s Baby Alive “Special Edition” doll – just beautiful!

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!