2014 Tomie dePaola Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the semi-finalists for the 2014 Tomie dePaola Award!

This year's prompt:

Visual sequence is key to conveying feeling, action, storyline, interest and character, especially in children’s book illustration.

One of the hardest things to do is to know your character so well—what he, she, or it looks like, how they move, how they project emotion, and at the same time to make the character immediately recognizable and consistent —all without resorting to a generic depiction, but making sure your character has charm, individuality and special qualities that make young readers fall in love with them. All of this is the same whether your character is human, animal, and yes, even vegetable! (Maybe inanimate as well)

The task is to create a six-panel sequence that has a beginning, middle and an end that is obvious, featuring a character of your own invention. It can be funny, sad, dramatic or ordinary, but interesting and with lots of invention and finesse.

 

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Adrienne Wright

 

 

Amy Huntington

Amy Huntington

 

AngelaPadron

Angela Padron

 

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Anni Matsick

 

Cheryl_Pilgrim

Cheryl Pilgrim

 

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Claire Lordon

 

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Deb Gross

 

Doreen_Marts

Doreen Marts

 

Erin_Taylor

Erin Taylor

 

Kendra_Shedenhelm

Kendra Shedenhelm

 

Lisa_Cinelli

Lisa Cinelli

 

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Lisa Mundorff

 

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Sanne Dufft

 

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Santiago Casares

 

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Stephen Macquignon

 

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