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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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Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Day Dreamers ! at (Inside A Black Apple)
Ha! Did you work there during the (incredibly sad & misguided) era of the "Re-grand openings"? It was pretty close to the end. Also, did you ever watch the video about how we could make it a more festive place by implementing things like roller skating (seriously) or throwing things ala Seattle Fish Market style? It was the kind of misguided thinking that only comes out of desperation. Wherehouse RIP
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Books in the Wild at (Inside A Black Apple)
It's part of the Marvel universe.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Books in the Wild at (Inside A Black Apple)
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My friend Crystal took this photo of the Dream book display, nestled at one of my favorite places, Land Shop & Gallery. I love that little stand so much! I actually have always thought, since my teenage days working at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
PS: I just spied that display yesterday for the first time. I love it!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Day Dreamers ! at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Day Dreamers ! at (Inside A Black Apple)
:D Aw, shucks.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Day Dreamers ! at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Today we release the dragons (and a whole bestiary of mythical creatures) - today Day Dreamers is out! It can be found at Barnes & Noble, Powell's, Amazon and your local shop How about some process images to celebrate? They... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Thanks, Marta!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Day Dreamers Eve at (Inside A Black Apple)
♥ !
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You got it already! Yay!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Day Dreamers Eve at (Inside A Black Apple)
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My new picture book, the companion to Dream Animals, is released tomorrow. More soon, including Dragons! Unicorns! Three Headed Pups! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
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This gem is from Babar & His Children. I think it makes it into all-time-favorite children's illustration territory for me. The text is also great, in a Babar-ish way (it begins "Three seconds in which to act -- and no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Little cat, big cat, sketchbook, painting. I've been painting more in my sketchbook this year (rather than just drawing with pens & pencils). I like it so much, for planning & just for my own personal little tangents. These are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Eleanor 11"x14" Painting on wood A portrait of the heroine in an imaginary story about a solitary girl & her interior world. I'm hard at work on my next picture book, but a small series of these Eleanor paintings has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I started a mailing list for infrequent & noteworthy dispatches! You can sign up here, if you'd like. I have never had a mailing list before, but I want to be able to let people know when something big is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I don't want all of this to be over but I want sweaters to come back. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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These Day Dreamers postcards just came from the printer & we started sending them out with orders this week. The new book arrives August 26th - then you will meet this little library boy & all his pals! Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I Saw Her in the Library 11"x14"x1" Acrylic on wood I really liked painting all those tiny books. It was kind of meditative, stripe after stripe after stripe. I love the way bookshelves become ribbons of color. This is new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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1. I put almost every kind of rose I have in a jar and brought it to a friend. 2. Jude the Obscure is one of my favorite novels & also the name of a floppy, faded peachy English rose.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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June is so gracious. I go out into the garden every day and usually come back with a jar of something. Then I marvel to Josiah (who listens for the hundredth time) about how it all happens, about how it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I've been getting a lot of emails about this lately - thanks for looking out for me! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2014 on Dragons are Coming at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Sometimes you will find you need a Thomas Hardy paperback, an old tea tin, some military die-cuts, a piece of sari silk printed with elephants, and cat stickers. Maybe you also need some notecards printed with hundred-year-old images of Multnomah... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I realized that my next picture book, Day Dreamers (the companion for Dream Animals) comes out in just two months! Soon it will be in the world, this adventure of wandering minds & hearts into the land of mythical creatures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I had been wishing for a nice celestial globe for a while, and this gem finally came to me. They are much more scarce than their terrestrial cousins, and the nice ones (the really, really, really nice ones, illustrated in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)