Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Stefanie, Chloë and I drove up to the University of Connecticut to attend the Connecticut Children's Book Fair, November 12-13. Fair organizers Terri Goldich and Suzy Staubach hosted a wonderful dinner at the Nathan Hale Inn where Mo Willems, Matt Tavares, Wendell Minor, Tommie dePaola and I expressed our gratitude by drawing all over the plates, cups and silverware. Terri and Suzy confiscated the doodled dinnerware and donated it to the Dodd Center.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I'll be appearing at the Target Children's Book Festival in Minneapolis on September 10, 2011 along with Peter Brown, Nancy Carlson, Bob Shea, and Olympic gold medalist (and children's book author) Kristi Yamaguchi. Yeah, you betcha!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
This year, Scholastic launched a global literacy campaign: “Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life”. Yesterday, I had the great privilege of joining 11 other artists marking the event, and we spent the day wining, dining and signing at the company headquarters in New York. Each of us created posters for the campaign, and original lithographs of the images were auctioned off. One of the posters had a Big Red Dog on it... and looked vaguely familiar. That's right. Norman Bridwell, who turned 83 this year, was there in attendance, along with his darling wife, Norma. Meeting the couple was an honor and a pleasure, and I was humbled to discover that Norman created Clifford in 1963— two years before I was born!
The poster posse: L to R: Jon J. Muth (Zen Shorts), Mary GranPré (Harry Potter), Norman Bridwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Bruce Degan (The Magic School Bus), Barbara McClintock (Our Abe Lincoln), Ed Fotheringham (Tony Baloney), David Shannon (No, David), Jeff Smith (Bone), Sean Qualls (Dizzy), Mark Teague (LaRue) and (gulp) me. Photo credit: Stuart Ramson.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Last year, I illustrated Margaret Wise Brown's lost text, The Fathers Are Coming Home. I'm delighted to report that the Bank Street College of Education just included the picture book in their 2011 Best Children's Books of the Year.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The satisfyingly circular ending gives Where’s Walrus? a flipper up
on that guy in the striped shirt.”
-- Horn Book (starred review)
“Younger children will giggle at his visual gags”.
-- Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
“An especially funny and stylishly retro-looking option for this
-- The Wall Street Journal
“[Where's Walrus?] allows young readers to feel one-up on the adult who’s supposedly in charge. What more could any child want?”
-- The Washington Post
“It's a thrill of the chase for all.”
-- Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Steve Heller blogs: "My favorite illustrated children’s book of the year (I know we’re only a month into it) Stephen Savage’s Where’s Walrus? (Scholastic) is a delightfully graphic romp through the city with a runaway walrus. And here is an equally delightful video of Savage’s errant beast. Take that Waldo!" (the trailer was created by David Franklin of Artisanal Television).
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
My sketchbook paintings are featured in Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.