Back issues are just $10 through Monday.

Look at all the work I've done over the years! How time flies when you keep yourself passionately busy. 

All of my babies are available to enjoy while inventory lasts (issue 10 and 11 are running low at this point). On sale for just $10 apiece until end of day Monday, I'd suggest getting one of each. Subscribe starting with #23, the current issue, and you'll be all set for an inspired year ahead.

p.s. Use the code "thankyou" for another $15 off orders over $80.

tomorrow: talking children's books

Books by Renata Liwska

Books by Renata Liwska

How Kids Books Are Made

Panel Discussion
Thursday Oct 17 from 3-5pm

Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre / ACAD

The influence of children's books in culture and society can be easily underestimated, it's kids stuff after all! But children from all walks of life are reading children's books on a daily basis, or being read them, and often over and over (to some parents dismay). This daily diet of words and pictures can't help but have a huge influence on children, and through them, the world they are growing up to be an important part of.

It is a source of pride that ACAD alumni have contributed to this ongoing cultural evolution. The influence of ACAD's alumni has been growing steadily. In the early days, illustration grad Murray Kimber demonstrated through his richly painted books that our alumni can produce world class works of children's literature. This success was further nurtured by former faculty member Carolyn Fisher with her own book efforts and her active nurturing of students and peers. Her example has been carried further by bestselling and critically acclaimed artists such as Printmaking grad Jeremy Tankard, BFA grad Julie Morstad, and Illustration grad Renata Liwska. In the last couple of years the pace of alumni, new and old, being published seems to have reached a critical mass with over a dozen books being published.

We are pleased to be able to have some of these wonderful artists spend an afternoon to chat about their work and the business of making kids books—its joys and challenges.

Participating artists: Lincoln Agnew, Joy Ang, Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli, Jacqui Lee, Renata Liwska, Jessica Phillips, and Kim Smith. With Special Guest Janine Vangool. 

UPPERCASE issue 11 with cover by Jon Klassen. This issue has a special feature about the children's book industry.

UPPERCASE issue 11 with cover by Jon Klassen. This issue has a special feature about the children's book industry.

The Elegant Cockroach written by Deidre Anne Martin and illustrated by Stefanie Augustine. A picture book for sophisticated children and whimsical adults! Designed and published by Janine Vangool, UPPERCASE.

type tuesday: Diem Chau

Crayon carvings by Diem Chau

Crayon carvings by Diem Chau

Diem Chau's cover of UPPERCASE issue #11.

Diem Chau's cover of UPPERCASE issue #11.

Diem Chau's incredible crayon carvings are on display at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. "Since the show is in the Pacific Northwest I thought I'd make a tribute to my neck of the woods," Diem says about the work. "Every letter is paired with species that is native to the Pacific Northwest."

We were honoured to have Diem's work grace our cover a few years ago, on issue #11. (Still available for purchase in our online shop! Issue #11 features labour-intensive art-making as well as sharp objects. Click here to flip through a low res preview.) 

 

E is for elk.

E is for elk.

The detail that Diem achieves in her carvings is amazing!  She has posted closer views of the project on her blog. For details about the exhibition, please visit her website.

 

Get your hands on out-of-print back issues!

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Do you love UPPERCASE magazine but you're missing a back issue? Have you recently been introduced to this quarterly magazine for the creative and curious and now you wish you had them all?

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Here's your chance to purchase an entire stack of all the issues we've ever printed! We have taken a few of our early issues out of our archives for this one-time only auction. (Issues #1-#7 and #12 are completely sold out elsewhere.)

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The purpose of this auction is to raise funds for the upcoming studio move (our current home of the past 8 years is in a building slated for "redevelopment" and so we'll be moving to new accommodations later this summer).

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Due to the heavy weight of the package, this stack is only available to ship within North America. However, we have created other listings for individual out-of-print back issues #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #12 that we can ship internationally.

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Click here to see the listings on eBay. 

Bidding ends next Friday, May 31.

Thank you for your support!