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I drew this illustration to accompany an old story I wrote about my pencils and pens–who felt used and abused by my ceaseless creating, so they up and staged a revolt and escape! I never told my agent I could draw. I don’t think it’s good enough to be in books, but I thought I’d share it here. Maybe a coloring contest is in order?

Copyright 2011 Tara Lazar

Given the monsterly badges for PiBoIdMo, maybe you had a hunch…

Children’s: Picture book
James Burks’s illustrations for author Tara Lazar’s THE MONSTORE, to Emily Lawrence and Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a nice deal, by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

I’m thrilled to have James working on THE MONSTORE! Seeing the characters come alive is going to be fun. There’s Zack, his pesky little sister Gracie, the Monstore manager, and Manfred, Mookie and Mojo. (Geesh, how did I fit all those characters into 600 words?!) Hopefully I get permission to share some in-progress work.

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My Picture Books

COMING SOON:


BLOOP
illus by Mike Boldt
HarperCollins
July 2021

ABSURD WORDS
illustrator TBA
Sourcebooks eXplore
November 2021

"PRIVATE I" SERIES #3
illus by Ross MacDonald
Little, Brown
2022

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