Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Figured I should move on to a more palatable post. Here's a look at an illustration I painted which recently published in Read and Rise Magazine. Read and Rise is a magazine founded in partnership between Scholastic Inc. and the National Urban League. African American children are encouraged to share the joy of reading through stories and activities. Nearly 800,000 Read and Rise guides have been distributed, along with the magazine (free of charge, I believe) to parents, caregivers and educators coast to coast. The magazine itself (pictured above) is of very high quality art, glossy paper and fine printing. It's not a cheap giveaway. They've chosen to work with such name brand writers and illustrators as Floyd Cooper, Frank Morrison, Colin Bootman, Anna Rich, Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, just to name a few. It's an honor to be included alongside these folks.