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Children's Book Page Illustration Idea


I gave myself the chance to play with a page design based on a narrow, vertical illustration. I'd like to have a shot at doing this kind of work where the art and type make for a fresh reading experience.


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Kids have the neatest books. Spent the weekend with the 2 grandsons. Did a lot of reading in the evening.


Oh, that today's children were so literate.

Someone I know showed me a few papers written by college sophomores on H. G. Wells' The Time Machine.

Unimaginative, dogmatic drivel written on a level that wouldn't have passed muster when I was in 3rd grade, & I was bored witless back then.

"I believe the children are the future..."

Unless you "teach them well" yourself, we're screwed.

That's a great illustration & a great passage. You don't need "a shot" to do this, John. You clearly have all the tools you need at your disposal to do it yourself.

I think it might be fatiguing reading a book printed in all caps, though.

john cox:


Thanks for the kind word. I agree the type in all caps is a bit of a strain. I think an upper and lower classic serif face would be fine.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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