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theblackapple
Illustrator/Writer/Rabbit
Interests: rabbits, children's book illustration, sea monsters, old dresses, luna moths, apples, cats, painting, sewing, birds, buttons, pineapples, strawberries, polka dots, stripes, calico, stripes, swans, t-strap mary janes, tom waits, renee french, adrian tomine, dan clowes, richard sala, knee socks, real letters.
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That's how their tale begins...and now they are in the world! Snow & Rose is released today, both in print *and* in audiobook. There are a few lines from a favorite song that stuck with me through the years I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you Missy! ♥
Thank you! ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2017 on Snow & Rose at (Inside A Black Apple)
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One of my favorite things about the real, bound book is this little sketchbook section in the back. I can't believe my first proper novel will be out tomorrow...I hope you'll love it. ♥ Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Snow & Rose is out in exactly one week (October 10th!) While we're waiting, I made a new page on my website celebrating one of my biggest inspirations: old fairy tale books. Click here to see some of my favorites... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Just a note to let you know that the summer's worth of Floraphilia originals (including the newest one, below) will all be in my shop tomorrow, Thursday 9/28 at 12 pm Pacific! The Garden of Eden / 8.5"x11" // watercolor... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I'm not sure where else I might be signing, but we are having a book release party in Portland at Green Bean Books on 10/14! : )
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2017 on Snow & Rose at (Inside A Black Apple)
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My next book comes out in just a few months (October 10th, to be exact) and I wanted to to tell you about it before it's actually here! Snow & Rose is an illustrated fairy tale, my first proper novel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I will! I'm planning to offer the framed originals, then prints. : )
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2017 on Floraphilia at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Ever week this summer, I've been making a new flower (or flower-related) painting. Shameless mixing Greek & Latin, I've called the series Floraphilia... Now that I'm about halfway through the project, I though it would be nice to have them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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"Don't Let the Bastards Grind you Down" in latin/nonsense I wanted to make myself a sign with these words (a secret message of resistance in The Handmaid's Tale.) And I wanted to surround the words with harbingers of all the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Do you want to see what one of my books looks like at the beginning? Julie at the great Seven Impossible Things has posted a bunch of process art from The Littlest Family's Big Day -- click over for storyboards,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Maybe you'll come see us at the cutest bookstore in town? Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Yes on all counts! ♥
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Today is a really Big Day, because The Littlest Family arrives in bookstores today! (I wanted to be sure to show you one of my favorite things in the whole book, the endpapers...I love endpapers & I'm especially proud of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
:D :D :D
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The first real copies of my next book came in the mail: The Littlest Family's Big Day comes out in October, but you can preorder your own leaf-covered copy now! From the Random House catalog: Who is only under 5... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Geneviève Elverum (author of the beautiful, bittersweet memoir Susceptible) is one of my favorite artists. She is also very sick & needs our help. Updated: Farewell to someone brilliant, who made special work and who meant something to many people... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I had the strongest deja vu of reading or hearing We Have Always Lived... as a play or radio play. Now I wonder if we listened to the BBC version in high school English?
Toggle Commented May 12, 2016 on My Shirley Jackson Year at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The year of Shirley Jackson actually began the year before. In my stack of Christmas presents was a copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and when I read the first few pages, I was done for. It... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Hello there! I've been hard at work finishing my next picture book and now that it is really & truly finished, I'm planning on doing nothing. (Just kidding, I'm beginning the art for another book.) I've been sharing these little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Those toofs
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2015 on more charms at angry chicken
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Do you remember these seafaring designs from earlier in the year? They were for my first fabric collection! Full of mermaids, sailors and sea monsters, we named it Saltwater. It's slated to come out next year (2016) and I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I just got this Kimonos postcard set back from the printer and I'm so happy with how it came together. Already works on paper, they just seemed so right for stationery. You can find the set in the shop! (I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Leopard Odalisque 14"x11" Wolves & Wonders has officially come down and now I'm setting to work making postcard sets (there will be two sets from this show!) and prints soon. This piece about visiting the gallery's street had this nice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)