childrensillustrations - Sue Todd's Latest Blog Articles View Sue Todd's Latest Blog Articles An African Alphabet I was invited to create the art for this vibrant ABC book by Canadian children's author, Eric Walters. I hand carved the lino-cut illustrations depicting a unique collection of critters from Africa. Published by Orca Books. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:45:02 +0100 THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO It felt like Christmas when the mailman delivered a large brown box containing my copies of THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO! Tomson Highway's magical cabaret is now a picture book suitable for all ages, published by Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside and illustrated by moi! It is the wise and whimsical story of a wingless little mosquito from Manitoba. The entire script is here, complete with song lyrics, stage directions, Cree vocabulary and challenging tongue twisters, and 72 pages of linocut illustrations. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:02:19 +0100 The Petticoat Skipper I was commissioned by Cricket magazine to create three illustrations for a story about the first female steamboat captain, Mary Greene. The art is linoleum cut coloured in Photoshop. Mon, 09 May 2016 17:17:12 +0100 Luke Was Here  This was my contribution to "Mash Up" at The Children's Illustrators Studio blog hosted by SCBWI Canada East.  "Mash Up" pairs an author and illustrator and gives them four random attributes in order to create a character. Author and illustrator have no contact with each other and the results are always interesting. Check out all the Mash Ups and other SCBWI blog postings at Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:59:52 +0100 Kids HealthMobile  Desert scene commissioned for bus wrap on Banner Health Children's Mobile Clinic.  Art by Sue Todd Illustration. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:16:23 +0100 Oakwood Village Arts Festival  Launch of the first annual Oakwood Village Arts Festival featuring theatre, dance, video, music, art exhibits and public discussions about the them of what makes a village. The Toronto neighbourhood is home to a large population of creative artists. Click here for a short documentary about the festival. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:52:18 +0000 Waterloo Busker Carnival 2013  Artwork advertising the 25th Anniversary of the Waterloo Busker Carnival, a three day festival of street performers on the main street of Waterloo, Ontario. Image will appear on t-shirts, posters and other promotional material. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:44:55 +0000 Mira and the Big Story Hard cover picture book depicting a creation story beautifully written by Laura Alary. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:58:22 +0000 Rhythm Train  CD cover and banner map for children's musician, Leslie Bixler featuring Dick Van Dyke and Chad Smith. A funky, jazzy musical journey around the world for kids of all ages! For more info check out Tue, 08 May 2012 20:08:10 +0100 3 x 3 Children's Show 2011  Bronze award to appear in 3 x 3 Illustration Annual Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:46:07 +0000 'Medio Pollito' Released in September 2011, a book I illustrated for  "The Child's World" as part of the Folktale series. "Medio Pollito" or "Little Half Chick" is a Hispanic folktale about how the weathervane came to be. The little book, retold by Nadia Higgens, includes five colour illustrations and four black and white spots, all hand-carved linocut colourized in Photoshop.  Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:37:28 +0000