Sunday, September 11, 2016

CBIG 2016 Illustration Directory Cover Winners

Kudos to the Winners of this years Illustration Directory Covers!
(please click on the images for a bigger view)
Melissa Iwai, Claire Lordon,
Suzanne Morris
, Mike Ciccotello

Stephanie Ruble, Sharon Holm,
Mike Ciccotello
, Diana Ting Delosh
Check out out both directories in the sidebar.
Click to view all the pages.
2016 COLOR Illustration Directory
2016 BLACK & WHITE Illustration Directories
or download from our website at
We will be featuring the Illustrator promo pages in the upcoming posts. First up will be the 2016 Black & White Directory Pages.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Children's Book Illustrators Group Postcard

All Images are © copyrighted by the individual artists

Ta Dah! The 2016 CBIG Postcard. The front features 35 member illustrators and hints at the variety of illustration styles among our membership. The back of the card lists all 2016 members. Please visit to view more of our art.

Illustrators on the front of the card. From left to right, starting from the top row:

Row 1: Patricia Keeler, Diana Ting Delosh, Lisa Falkenstern, Melissa Iwai, Susie Lee Jin

Row 2: Cathleen Thole-Daniels, Karen Romagna, Donna Miskend, Claire Lordon, Mike Ciccotello

Row 3: Stephanie Ruble, Drue Wagner, Betsy Franco Feeney, Jason Kirschner, Deborah Cuneo

Row 4: Madonna Davidoff, Annina Luck Wildermuth, Annie Zygarowicz, Barbara Willcox DiLorenzo, Sharon Holm

Row 5: Vicky Rubin, Christine Mix, Sara Kahn, Amalia Hoffman, Lisa Cinelli

Row 6: T. T.  Tyler, Jennifer Merz, Marie McCann, Roberta M. Rivera, H. Ruth Karpes

Row 7: Allyn Howard, Suzanne Morris, Yuko Katakawa, Kimberly Rose Batti, Kristine Lombardi

Check out our
2016 COLOR Illustration Directory
2016 BLACK & WHITE Illustration Directories
in the sidebar 
or download from our website at

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stephanie Ruble - Artist's Choice

The Illustration Friday prompt this week is nose, so of course I thought of the old Froot Loops commercials with Toucan Sam following his nose (because it always knows). Though even as a kid, I knew that Sam's nose was really his beak.

I was inspired to paint two characters from my current picture book project following two toucans while wearing toucan noses:

I also posted another nose painting (of Little Red Riding Hood) for Illustration Friday on my blog.  Click here to see it.

Please visit my website,, to learn more about my art and projects, or my blog to see more recent art.

Laura Goetz- " I will arise and go now"

c 2016 Laura Goetz
My entry into the NJSCBWI Annual Conference, Juried Art Show.
The theme was to illustrate the words, "I will arise and go now," by William Butler Yeats.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Book ~ Ginger Nielson

The newest Adventure of Gunther the Underwater Elephant is now published and available. Amazon or your local Bookstore should be able to get copies for you. The book includes coloring pages, fun facts and an excellent adventure.
ISBN-13: 978-1499600513

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Let's Go to the Hardware Store by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Let's Go to the Hardware Store by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Melissa Iwai was just released this week. To see the creative process behind the illustrations, please visit this post. Anne and Melissa will be at BookCourt (163 Court St.) in Brooklyn on March 26 at 2 pm and Books of Wonder April 3 at noon to read and sign copies.     

Thursday, February 25, 2016

MINE! by Susie Lee Jin

MINE! is Susie Lee Jin's first picture book, with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 2016).  This week, SVA children's book teacher and author-illustrator Monica Wellington interviewed Susie about her publishing journey.  To read about the making of MINE!, please visit or Monica's Blog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lisa Cinelli - 2016 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Contest Winner

© Lisa Cinelli
We're happy to announce that CBIG member Lisa Cinelli is the First Place winner of the 2016 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Illustration Award! The illustration prompt for the contest was a passage from Little Red Riding Hood. There were over 400 entries for this year's SCBWI illustration contest. Way to go Lisa!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood - Diana Ting Delosh

Little Red
© Diana Ting Delosh
brush pen, ink, watercolor
My illustration of the scene where Little Red meets the Wolf. For more info on my illustration process please visit my Little Red blog post over at my personal blog.

Please visit my portfolio at:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter ~ Little Red Riding Hood - Ginger Nielson

This winter's red riding hood is a bit different from other paintings on the subject.  As little red had never seen a wolf before she had no idea how evil one could be.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Getting ready for CBIG November portfolio review.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Yuko Katakawa, Stephanie Ruble, Marie McCann - 2015 B & W Illustration Directory

Yuko Katakawa
P - 12
Stephanie Ruble
P - 13

Marie McCann
P - 14

Please  click on the illustration directory links in the sidebar to view: 2015 Black & White Illustration Directory and 2015 Color Illustration Directory.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

2015 Black & White Illustration Directory Cover

YAY! - the 2015 Black & White Illustration Directory is out! Please click here to flip thru the 2015 Black & White Illustration Directory CBIG Pages.

The 2015 cover art winners of this years Black & White Directory are:  Kimberly Rose BattiAllyn HowardBarbara Wilcox DiLorenzoYuko Katakawa.

Please  click on the illustration directory links in the sidebar to view: 2015 Black & White Illustration Directory and 2015 Color Illustration Directory.

We will be featuring the illustrator pages in the upcoming posts for both directories. First up will be the 28 illustrators that participated in the Black & White directory.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Brooklyn Public Library Fairytale Exhibit - Thumbelina -Diana Ting Delosh

Thumbelina © Diana Ting Delosh
ink, watercolor and digital
Fairy Tales Exhibit 
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
June 11- September 25, 2015
Featuring the Fairytale inspired art of CBIG members
Curated by Donna Miskend

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FAIRY TALES EXHIBIT Brooklyn Central Library

June 11 - September 25, 2015 
Illustrations by Madonna Davidoff

Balinese Hansel & Gretel

Pele,the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fairy Tales: A Brooklyn Event! Cinderella by R.M.Rivera

                                                                  R.M.Rivera © 2015

Here is my artwork, titled Cinderella, for the Fairy Tales exhibit at the Brooklyn Central Library.
The show opens June 11th through September 25th. 

Monday, June 1, 2015


Master Storytellers Exhibit EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 27 due to popular demand.

CBIG members join more children's book illustrators in a return to Poe Park Visitor Center for the MASTER STORYTELLERS exhibit, on view April 1 - May 30, 2015  EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 27

Illustrations inspired by the classic tales of the brothers Grimm, Aesop, Kenneth Grahame, Joseph Jacobs, Shakespeare and more master storytellers.

Participating Members: Melissa Iwai, Lisa Cinelli, Angelique Anderson, Roberta Rivera, Donna Miskend, Clare Pernice,Yuko Katakawa, Nancy Doniger, Christine Mix, Kitty Leech, Delphine Henault, Robin Meeks, Vicky Rubin, Cheryl Taborsky
curated by Donna Miskend

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artist panel, cbig: L Nancy Doniger, far R Donna Miskend

Kitty Leech

Melissa Iwai, art top
art Robin Meeks bottom
Donna Miskend with 1st graders 
Roberta Rivera
kids workshop with Rivera
CBIG members contributed artwork for the American Bookseller's Association Children's Book Art Auction held at the Hyatt Hotel.  Contributing members: Stephanie Ruble, Patricia Keeler, Donna Miskend, Melissa Iwai, Wallace West, Madonna Davidof, Barbara DiLorenzo, Jennifer Thermes, Lisa Cinelli, Kristine Lombardi, Annie Raulson join many notable children's book illustrators.
Private auction and reception held May 26 at the Hyatt. Public auction opens June 1 and runs through June 8th click more info and HERE
Lisa Cinelli

Patricia Keeler

Jennifer Thermes
Stephanie Ruble
Barbara DiLorenzo
Kristine Lombardi

Wallace West
Donna Miskend
Judy Bloom Guest of Honor
Madonna Davidof
The auction is sponsored by ABFE, the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, and Random House Children’s Books (RHCB).
Auction proceeds will support ABFE’s defense of the free speech rights of kids, including the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week