Gloria Stoll Karn @ the Norman Rockwell Museum

A new show at the Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the pulp magazine work of Gloria Stoll Karn, but that show might not exist if it weren’t for a kindly Brooklyn janitor with an eye for art and a connection that allowed him to do something about it. Karn, now in her 90s, worked from 1941 […]

Chris Van Allsburg

Wherever author Chris Van Allsburg’s name appears in a review, there’s a good chance the word “dark” will be attached to his picture books, but Van Allsburg isn’t so sure his work is very dark at all. “When I contemplate how dark my imagination can be and what I end up putting in books, this […]

Kadir Nelson

In his new book, “We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” illustrator Kadir Nelson discovers not only a voice for baseball heroes of yesteryear, but for his own transition to author. The book recently won Nelson two American Library Association awards. Nelson’s previous work is on display at the Eric Carle Museum […]