New book: The Canterbury Tales by G. Chaucer, Black Cat. Here's a selection of images!

Our new illustrated book The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer has been published by Black Cat. We contributed with the cover art and 11 full-color illustrations for this new edition 2014. In this retelling of five of the stories in modern English, Chaucer’s pilgrims entertain us with tales of knights and ruffians, desperate lovers, resourceful women, talking animals… and more.

Now available online: www.blackcat-cideb.com

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Cover: The Prince of the City of Sand

Out on April 22, published by Oscar Mondadori Junior (Italy 2014), The Prince of the City of Sand by Pierdomenico Baccalario, Enzo D'Alò, Gaston Kaboré tells the story of the little girl Rokia. Rokia in his small town can not imagine the adventure that is destined to live and that his grandfather, the Sing-stories of the village, has been preparing with his twin brother since they saw how the Prince of Sand killed his father when they were still children....

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American Illustration 33 Winner

Our artwork "Grendel" (one of the illustrations in the book: Beowulf, Black Cat Publishing 2013) has been selected to appear in the American Illustration 33 annual award book. Our winning work will be presented in print, online and in a version for tablet devices. We would like to thank the Jury and Black Cat for this beautiful project! From 9,720 images entered by 1,439 illustrators, magazines, agencies, publishers and schools, the jury selected, by a majority vote or better, only 384 images to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2013.

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Spectrum 21 Fantastic Art winner

Our 4 artworks have been selected for inclusion into Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. We want to thank the jury, this is a great honor! The book will be published by Flesk Publications in November and will have distribution throughout the book trade.The five member jury comprising of Cory Godbey J. Anthony Kosar, George Pratt, Shelly Wan and Allen Williams, reviewed over 5000 entries during a daylong event held on March 1, 2014 at the San Jose State

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Latest book: The Canterbury Tales

Our new illustrated book THE CANTERBURY TALES by Geoffrey Chaucer, Black Cat Publishing, will be available very soon. We contributed with 12 color illustrations. In advance here's our cover art: Geoffrey Chaucer. His portrait is composed of faces of the characters of the Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 –1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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"Isadora Duncan" on show at Bologna

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2014, Book Week and culture for children: "Childhood and dance" exhibition, Hall 33. Saturday 22 - Thursday, March 27, 2014. Around and within the International Library, Hall 33 of "Do not tell the great" are staged several exhibitions including "Childhood and dance" edited by Giannino Stoppani Cultural Cooperative. This exhibition features illustrations of children books dedicated to "dance" by Anna and Elena Balbusso, Eva Montanari and Vladimir Radunsky.

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New cover art for Tor Books

Out on April 1st from Tor Books, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison tells the story of the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor, who has lived his entire life in exile. But when his father and three sons in line for the thrones are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir, though he has no friends, no advisors, and countless threats against his life and reign.

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EL PAÍS BLOG CULTURA: article about us!

We are featured artists in the EL PAÍS BLOG CULTURA. An article about us written by Mar Márquez has been published on the blog culture "ILLUSTRADOS" of the important Spanish newspaper El Paìs: blogs.elpais.com. This is a great honor, we want to thank the author Mar Márquez and all EL PAÍS staff. El País is the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain and one of three Madrid dailies considered to be national newspapers of record for Spain (along with El Mundo and ABC). Please feel free tho share it!

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