More Original Art samples…from the Show, that is

Just in time for Halloween 2011, and in celebration of our round-up of Original Art pieces!

Author Tammi Kippes Sauer sent this selection from her book, Mostly Monsterly, illustrated by Scott Magoon.

[Thank you, Tammi!]

Yes, you can almost touch the real deal at the Society of Illustrators / Original Art exhibit. Soak in the color, texture, and eyeball the media in person, if you can make it to midtown Manhattan….

Experience a group hug:

What’s this one all about? Check out the book trailer…

…and whip up some Halloween treats from Tammi’s website, here.

While you are at the Show, watch out for one very large Tom cat from Dan Santat at the Original Art:

This piece is from Tom’s Tweet, written by Jill Esbaum, due out November 8th from Knopf Books for Young Readers.

I like this big juicy kitty! Oh…poor little birdy — but this is a children’s book, so I’m not worried.

@ Everyone: If YOU have a selection at The Original Art, please share it with us, here at the Countdown. Write me,  Joy Chu (

6 responses to “More Original Art samples…from the Show, that is

  1. Hi JOY!
    Great post….I look forward to these updates. Not sure if this is the right venue but how about sharing a pic of YOUR kitties? Laura

  2. Hi Laura!
    Thanks for visiting!

    Tom the cat looks like a morph of both my kitties — part mackerel tabby, part main Maine Coon cat…filled with kibbles and stuff.

  3. Is “Tom’s Tweet” The Cheshire Cat meets “Sweet Tooth”? I LOVE this post because the illustrations seem to honor our beloved Cheshire Cat*
    in Alice & Wonderland. The illustrations also visually remind me of “Sweet Tooth” (Simon & Schuster, 2004) the wildly successful children’s book written by Margie Palatini, Jack E Davis, illustrator. Hopefully “Tom’s Tweet” will find the same success. Dogs drool, Cats rule!

    *”The Cheshire Cat is the cat of the Duchess. Alice meets it when she leaves the Duchess house, and finds it in a tree. It constantly grins and can disappear and reappear whenever it likes. Sometimes it disappears and leaves its grin behind.

    The Cheshire Cat is the only character in Wonderland who actually listens to Alice. With his remarks, he teaches Alice the ‘rules’ of Wonderland. He gives her insight in how things work down there.”

    Quote from Lenny’s Alice in Wonderland site

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