In honor of San Diego Comic Con this week, we are showcasing some of our classic comic books, available in the John Philip Borger Comic Book Collection, and open to researchers at the CLRC! See https://www.lib.umn.edu/clrc/borger-collection for more information.
We are over the moon about our newest acquisition! Just last week we received a package filled with Ivy and Bean illustrations from the incomparable Sophie Blackall. Some of the sketches even received attention from a dog before she sent them along, because even puppies love art (though they express it a bit differently than people).
Illustrator Marc Simont passed away one year ago today. In his memory we have posted a scan from our collection of an illustration from his 1957 Caldecott Award-winning book, A Tree is Nice, written by Janice Udry.
Today we are showing off images from another one of our favorite newer collections! Matthew Holm generously donated his artwork and production materials for the Babymouse and Squish series, co-created with his sister, Jennifer Holm. The full finding aid for the collection can be found here.
The CLRC has been proud to be accessioning many amazing new collections this past year. One of our favorites is the art and production materials of author/illustrator Melissa Sweet. Above are some of her sketches and finished art for the award winning Balloons Over Broadway. See the finding aid for her collection here.