I recently traveled to Atlanta and met up with an amazing artist and children’s book illustrator, Michael P White. Michael is best known for his work with author Carmen Agra Deedy, including “The Secret of Old Zeb” and “The Library Dragon.” Michael also travels to cities across the country sharing with children in schools and libraries about how to turn an idea into a story and a hobby into a career! His program is interactive and the kids love it! Michael has even presented several times locally in Nashville schools and at the Brentwood Library! You can check out his work here.
Michael wanted an updated image for his upcoming book “Return of the Library Dragon” (working title), due out in early 2011, a sequel to the amazingly popular (and awesome, if I may say so) book titled The Library Dragon. So, perhaps we’ll see some khp work on the dust jacket of the upcoming book? Wow! How exciting is THAT!
We went for some traditional stuff but threw in a couple fun images too. They are my favorite.
And I took an opportunity to grab a few shots of his gorgeous daughter, Madeline, too! Love these!
Thanks, Whites, for your hospitality and trust in me to create images for you! I hope you love them. And, readers, wherever you are, I encourage you to talk to your school events coordinator, librarian or local library director and request that Michael bring his road show to you! You’ll be so glad you did! And, if you hear that Michael will be in your town or school, grab a pencil and head on down to hear him!