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Introducing Tundra Illustrator Studio (and a Giveaway)

Tundra Illustrator Studio

This is really cool. Tundra books is starting up a new video series called Illustrator Studio. Each video will visit a different book creator in their studio. First up, paper diorama artist Elly MacKay.

In the video, MacKay shows how she creates her completely distinct illustrations. A must-watch for children’s book art fans.

And (hey why not?) let’s give away a few books! If you’d like to win a copy of Red Sky at Night by Elly MacKay. Click here to enter.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing that process with us ! I can imagine it takes a great deal of patience but the dreamy lighting effects are worth it !

  2. I admire her work so much! Beautiful unique compositions- the light is fantastic!