Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Chris Clark Fellowship

I am so honored to be a 2019 Chris Clark Fellowship recipient.

This funding has helped me complete some desperately needed technology upgrades that have been rotting on my back burner for far too long...

I feel all shiny and new and no longer have to go make a sandwich to pass the time while I wait for an illustration file to save.

Thanks Arts Council!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Have You Visited the Juniverse?

My kid and I collaborate on Junicorn, a web comic that drops every Tuesday on Instagram. Each 'episode' is based on our actual conversations. If you haven't checked it out, give us a follow. If you are already a fan, help us grow and share Junicorn with a friend! Thanks, buddies!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Downtown, where all the lights (& frogs) are bright...

I worked with about twenty cuties at the Downtown Library in Lansing, MI. I LOVE CADL! We talked a little about how I became an illustrator and how a book gets made.  I read And The Bullfrogs Sing and The Purple Pussycat. After simple frog-drawing demo the kids made their own singing bullfrog art to take home! #KidLit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Illustrator Visits Galore!

As a shy-on-the-inside human who has been described by friends as "emotionally a small dog that shakes alot" and my new favorite "Kate is like a woodland creature, she's more afraid of you than you are of her." No one is more surprised than I as to how much I am enjoying these #Kidlit visits!

Armed with a new Powerpoint and clicker, trying out all kinds of arty projects, practicing my story reading and just connecting with the bright-eyed little ones over creative nonsense has been a blast!

I am so grateful for the scholarship I earned to attend Highlights Foundation "Crafting School Visits" program in 2018, as I am leaning on those skills pretty hard this month. I honestly do not think I would've conquered my public speaking fears without them. But not only am I battling those butterflies, I'm truly loving these moments with all the wonderful kids I have been so fortunate to meet.

If you are interested in teaming up with me for a Kidlit visit, drop me an email! k8cosgrove@gmail.com

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I had A BLAST as the guest storyteller for Schuler Books STEAM event! I hope everyone enjoyed AND THE BULLFROGS SING by David L. Harrison, illustrated by me and published by Holiday House. I apologize to Rosie the Tarantula for the spider-eating page.. That was all David...#KidLit #STEAM

Monday, September 23, 2019

But TV

I have a couple new kid books in the hopper, but of course to distract me from that work is this little collaboration film with my kiddo. If you like our collective nonsense, follow us on Instagram@JunicornStories!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Books & Pens, We're Going To Be Friends

It's almost Fall, friends! Cue song...
And I'm drawing all the silly thoughts that go through my head... Come check them out on Instagram@K8Cosgrove.