Sunday, December 17, 2017

3 CBIG Illustrators' Give Aways!

3 CBIG Illustrators: Diana Ting Delosh, Mike Ciccotello and Doris Ettlinger are running Give Aways. Hop over to Kathy Temean's Blog to be in the running to win 1 of the following:

2018 Animal Fair  Calendar - Diana Ting Delosh
click HERE to flip through the calendar

Panda Print - Mike Ciccotello


Dogs in Hats Note Cards - Doris Ettlinger

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CBIG 2017 Postcard

Happy to announce the 2017 CBIG Postcard has been printed and mailed! The front of our postcard gives a peek at the range of illustration styles among our members. The back of the card lists all of our 2017 members.

Member illustrators on the front of the card, starting from the top are:

Row 1: Lisa Falkenstern, Patricia Keeler, Lisa Cinelli, Suzanne Morris, Nancy Armo.

Row 2: Doris, Ettlinger, Madonna Davidoff, Melissa Iwai, Marylouise Alu Curto, Deborah Cuneo.

Row 3: Barbara DiLorenzo, Donna Miskend, Claire Lordon, Christine Mix, Annie Zygarowicz.

Row 4: Mike Ciccotello, T. T. Tyler, Beth Ann Bogert, Susan Bednarski, Sybel Cohen.

Row 5: Stephanie Ruble, Sharon Holm, Yuko Katakawa, Lexi Hart, Marilyn Papas.

Row 6: Kimberly Batti, April Kim Tonin, Wallace West, Sibu Puthenveettil, Susie Lee jin.

Row 7: H. Ruth Karpes, Katia Wish, Diana Ting Delosh, Leeza Hernandez, Yuko Torii.

Please visit to find out more about us.
Click on the
2017 Color and Black & White Illustration Directory Covers
in the side bar  to view.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Book ~ Ginger Nielson

A new book is just out by Josh Judge, the WMUR TV weatherman in Manchester, NH.
I had the opportunity to illustrate the book.  A fun Christmas surprise awaited the residents of New England one Christmas. Or was it fun?

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Wonderous World of Children's Book Illustrators

Please join us at the opening of The Wonderous World of Children's Book Illustrators on Thursday, June 22, 5:30-7:30 in the galleries of the Interchurch Center at 475 Riverside Dr. in NYC.

Michelle LockamyPatricia KeelerNaroth KeanYuko KatakawaMelissa IwaiMike Ciccotello

Curated by, Frank DeGregorieShow runs from June 22 - August 18Gallery Hours Mon-Fri, 9 - 5pm

Note: There are two entrances to our building (which takes up the block between 119th Street and 120th Street) --- 475 Riverside Drive and 61 Claremont Avenue--one block west of Broadway, at 120th St.
Subway Directions:The Interchurch Center475 Riverside Drive (or 61 Claremont Ave., one block west of B'way at 120th St.).
Take #1 train to 116th Street, the Columbia University stop. Walk up Broadway to 120th Street, turn left, walk one block to Claremont Avenue. We are at 61 Claremont Avenue.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My new contract - Amaliah Hoffman

Hi fellow CBIG members.

I am excited to share a bit of good news with all  you talented folks.
My board book, Dreidel Day was acquired  by Lerners Publishing House/ Kar Ben Publishing, scheduled for publication Fall, 2018.
Would love to hear your good news and continue to share our love for Kid Lit.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SCBWI 2017 Tomie dePaola Awards-Lisa Cinelli

The SCBWI 2017 Tomie dePaola Illustration Awards were announced on Friday, January 06, 2017, and I was honored to receive a Special Mention. You can see the Award winning art and read Tomie's comments on the site, Awards for Illustrators section.
A grand way to begin the new year.
Please take a look at more of my work at
© lisa cinelli