Category: Children’s Books

5/28/20

Join me TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for our WebinART chat featuring my artist Kendra Binney. 🎨👍🏽👁

 
Kendra has worked on a variety of illustration projects for top companies such as Hachette, Page Street Publishing, Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with guest artist Kendra Binney today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Kendra77

I’ll ask Kendra how she works in both paint and digital media, what makes a great art director, what her dream illustration project would be, how she enjoyed the Residency and creating a picture book pitch, her tips on working from home with her little boy, what she’s watching right now, and more.

We can’t wait to see you there as we put some goodness out into the world!

Kendra Binney, illustrator
Washington State
Right : Card for Roger La Borde

 

Above: Sample book art for Hachette
Above: Wall art for Oopsy Daisy

 

Images above and below: Collection for Roger La Borde
5/26/20

You won’t want to miss Kendra Binney on our WebinART this Thursday. Learn how a painting career dovetails into an illustration career.

Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Join me for WebinART #5 featuring Guest Artist
this Thursday,
May 28th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. Bookmark it and set your alarm!
WebinART link here
Password: Kendra77
Did you miss the WebinART last week with artist Sarajo Frieden?
Watch the replay here.
Password: 9I$.U3$1
Above: Personal piece available for licensing
Above: Personal piece available for licensing
Kendra is both a gallery artist and an illustrator who creates dreamy, sublime art for a range of projects including greeting cards and books. Having spent a week with me on my Picture Book Residency, she’s currently finishing up an incredible authored children’s picture book pitch. You can imagine how delightful it’s going to be. Editors and art directors, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested.
Above: Card for
Roger La Borde
Above: Card for
Roger La Borde

 

Today we’ve curated some of our favorite images that we love and thought you’d enjoy…

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Big Words for Little Geniuses (Jimmy Patterson Books)

 

Recent personal work
Playful Painting: People (Walter Foster Publications / Quarto)
Available for license as of this writing.

 

Cover for “A Year of Reading Aloud” (Hodder & Stoughton Limited)

 

From This Little Artist (Simon & Schuster)
I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
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.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
5/15/20

Join me to watch 6 of my top artists today at 12:30 PM ET for our free WebinART chat. 🎨👍🏽👁

Join us at 12.30 PM ET TODAY for our Free WebinART #3
Our Artists’ Residency: Picture Book Pitches
Above: Banner by Mara Penny

 

Join me as I chat with five of my stellar artists when we take a break from the week-long virtual Residency to chat with you TODAY at 12:30 PM ET. I’ll ask them about their working process, how they magically dreamed up their ideas for their children’s picture book pitches, the hardest part and easiest part of making their pitch, PLUS they’ll possibly show a sneak peek of what they’re working on. It’s not to be missed!

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Residency7

 

Art directors and editors tell us that they’re looking for author/illustrator book pitches (probs because artists are so cool and imaginative), so we dreamed up our latest caper–our Residency–which is an incredible incubator for five of my artists to work on their authored/illustrated picture book pitches.

I’m in the midst of working with them this entire week while they dive into my latest course (ahead of the public launch) called My Kid Book Pitch that I’ll be offering in October. My six artists will have brilliant and highly original pitches–including texts and sample spreads–finished by the end of the week or shortly thereafter.

Art Directors and Editors: Contact us or simply reply to this email to get your hands on what I promise will be pitches that will shine.

You don’t want to miss this. Can’t watch it live? We’ll send you the link for the replay next week in our newsletter or look for it on the Lilla Rogers home page this Friday.

 

Here are the six in-demand Residency artists who will join me on today’s WebinART:

California, USA
Above: For The Washington Post
Local Living section
Left: Personal Work
Clients include Callisto Media, Crazy 8,
FabKids, Gap Factory, Gymboree,
Janie & Jack, Simply She, Tea Collection,

 

Pennsylvania, USA
Above: Personal Work
Clients include
Sterling Publishing, Workman Publishing, Running Press
Montana, USA
Above: Starting from Seneca Falls
(Random House)
Clients include
Quarto, The Washington Post,
Editions Auzou, Sellers/RSVP,
Studio Oh!

 

Oregon, USA
Above and below, left: Illustrations for Lilla’s MATS Illustrating Children’s Book course
Clients include Amber Lotus,
Hachette, Page Street Publishing,
Calypso Cards, American Greetings,
Design House Greetings, Oopsy Daisy,
Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing

 

California, USA
Above and below, left: Like a Girl (Sterling Publishing)
Clients include Design House Greetings,
Galison/Mudpuppy, Moda,
Running Press, Biely & Shoaf,
Boston Globe, Chateau Ste Michelle, Sterling Publishing

 

Arizona, USA
Left: Make Art Every Day (Quarto)
Above: Notebooks (Roger La Borde)
Clients include American Greetings, Anthropologie, BBDO Worlwide, Chronicle Books, Disney Hyperion, Hallmark, IKEA, Oopsy Daisy, Papyrus
Quarto Publishing Group, TAG, Ltd.
Up with Paper!, The Washington Post
Workman Publishing

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
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.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
5/14/20

WebinART #3 with Lilla’s Artists Residency participants: Bambi Ramsey, Erica Root, Kelly Anne Dalton, Kendra Binney, Mara Penny, Katie Vernon

May 14, 2020 – WebinART #3 with Lilla’s Artists Residency participants: Bambi Ramsey, Erica Root, Kelly Anne Dalton, Kendra Binney, Mara Penny, Katie Vernon

Replay Link: Click here

Password: 5L!074g!

Our 3rd WebinART in the series was a very special one, featuring 6 artists who are attending Lilla’s Artists Residency this week. The artists are spending the entire week developing brand new picture book ideas, under Lilla’s mentorship. They are using the structure of Lilla’s new class My Kid Book Pitch which launches on Make Art That Sells in October.

You won’t want to miss this one!

5/5/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus gorgeous books illustrated by our artists to keep you entertained.

Thanks to those of you who attended our very first WebinART with artist Mara Penny. We had a great time chatting with Mara, and seeing her latest work.

If you missed it, you can catch the recording here. Password: 4p^#178H
Next up…

Join me as I chat with top artist Katie Vernon broadcasting live here this Thursday, May 7th at 12.30 PM ET.
Password: Katie77
Bookmark it and set your alarm!
…and while you’re waiting, here are some gorgeous books for your reading pleasure, illustrated by our genius artists.

 

Released today!
This engaging guide fully illustrated by Kelly Anne Dalton offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with chemistry, each paired with a step-by-step illustrated experiment offering kids a hands-on opportunity to explore scientific concepts. (Quarto)

 

Helen’s charming pen-and-ink drawings from her sketchbooks are interspersed with quotes from classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.
Published by Chronicle Books.

 

Inspirational sticker book with contributions by our own Mara Penny. (Duopress)

 

Dive into this series of fascinating biographies of trailblazing folks fully illustrated by Sarah Papworth.
Buy Stephen Hawking here.
Buy Rosalind Franklin here.
Buy Katherine Johnson here.
Buy Alan Turing here.

 

Introducing a truly hilarious and one-of-a-kind new character: Magnificent Mabel!
Sometimes life isn’t fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn’t have one SINGLE pet in her whole life. And ALL the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn’t EVEN have a sprinkler in her own garden. But none of that matters in the end… because Mabel is still MAGNIFICENT.
Take a look inside here.
First in a series by Nosy Crow. Three laugh-out-loud funny short stories,
brilliantly illustrated throughout! (Nosy Crow)
Buy it here.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
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.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
4/3/20

See the gorgeous work my artists have created for my classes. My courses are on SALE. Download your free Guide.

One of my greatest joys as an agent is being able to mentor my artists and also share that knowledge with our community at large on my course platform, Make Art That Sells (MATS), now in its 8th year. I’m even cool if I’m helping artists who are represented by other agents. Why not? What’s good for one is good for all.

I found all 20 of the most recent artists that we’ve taken on for representation in my MATS classes. Why? Because I’d gotten to know them and witness their evolving brilliance. Scroll down to see the work that my own artists have created in my classes (even after being represented by me), and you’ll get why I love teaching.
I’m happy to let you know that our MATS Annual Spring Sale is on and it’s chock full of great deals. These courses are a fun way to focus your attention on your creativity in this super weird time.

Download our Spring Sale Guide here to learn about what’s for sale, and read about my two brand-new courses, My Kid Book Pitch and Lilla’s Mystery Box.

Download your free pretty Sales Guide here
and read about my newest courses.
 

Get the big bundle here jam-packed full of all my courses to nicely fill your summer and fall schedule with creative goodness. It’s called My Semester of Art School: ALL. Or purchase individual courses, all on sale now.
Yep, get all this goodness in our My Semester of Art School Bundle: ALL
and rev up your creative life.
Enjoy work that my artists have created in MATS classes:
Text by Zoë Tucker.
Kelly Anne Dalton for the Illustrating Children’s Books Course.
Text by Zoë Tucker.
Sarah Papworth for the Editorial Course (Available 2021)
Julia Christians for the Creating Collections for Home Décor course
Kelly Anne Dalton for the Creating Collections for Home Décor course
We’re giving away our MBA course
for FREE to support creative people during this time. Over 10,000 people have already signed up. Join us.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more. Be sure to sign up for courses during this sale which ends Wednesday, April 8th. Yep, we have lots of art directors that take my classes. I love it. Join me!
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.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
P. S. Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
2/20/20

Meet Katie Vernon. See why art directors from Porsche to Anthropologie love to commission Katie.

Here’s why we went nuts the very first time we saw Katie Vernon’s work: We loved her original style and her mastery of watercolor mixed with a dollop of charming weirdness, and we think this is why so many art directors–from Porsche to Anthropologie–commission her work.

We put together a show of some of our favorite projects that Katie has illustrated, from books, to teepees, to giant maps.
Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!
Illustration for “Plant Inspirations” by Storey Publishing
Animation by Natasha Dewitz
 
“A few of my favorite things besides making art are sparkling water, rearranging furniture, and watching two different species of animals become friends.”
— Katie Vernon

 

BOOKS

Below: Katie’s “Plant Insipirations” for Storey Publishing. Includes 50 illustrated affirmation cards with a pull-out tabletop frame included to display favorite sayings. Buy it here.

 

 

Running Press

 

Storey Publishing
Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities

 

COOL PRODUCTS

Part of a Collection for Anthropologie
Wall Art for Crate & Kids

 

Tons of cards and products for Roger la Borde

 

FUN JOBS

What to Pack when Glamping for Porsche on Pinterest
Kings Food Markets

 

MORE LOVELY ILLOS FOR YOU

Available for license as of this writing

 

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
1/24/20

Have you checked out our 4th Annual Menagerie brand-new incredible art yet?

If you haven’t checked out our 4th Annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie, don’t wait!

Click on this special link to see all the brand-new work that you’ve been waiting for, available for licensing or for ideas to commission.

Please email the studio for the password!

Once in the gallery, be sure to click “View All“.

Above: Sneak Peek of the Menagerie gallery

Be sure to contact Susan or Kim or call us at the studio: 781-641-2787 to get dibs on your favorite pieces, or book your favorite artists now. Their schedules will fill.

 

Here’s a reveal of some of the gorgeousness you’ll find in the gallery:

Trina Dalziel

 

Kendra Binney

 

Bambi Ramsey

 

Sarajo Frieden

 


 

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!