Look what I got in the mail from @capstone_pub ?? So nice to get and I am happy with how they turned out! The Reading is for Everyone campaign is fantastic and so excited to see Yasmin in Spanish! - There are new 4 Yasmin books out now so check them out :) congrats @saadiafaruqi ♥️ #kidlit #kidlitart
More sketching for URS Book 5. You’ll get to see this guy next year :) #kidlitart #sketch
Tonight we went to the scholastic book fair at Khaled’s school and to my delight I saw THE PROUDEST BLUE and YASMIN there. This means a lot to me since we don’t have a local bookstore. I feel blessed ?
Something made Elliot & Uchenna spooked..
Sketching Uchenna #UnicornRescueSociety #URS5
Sketching for URS Book5 .. the Cuban coffee is too intense for Professor Fauna :)
This is a sketch related to work but I thought instead of skipping today I’d claim it as an #inkober entry :) #inktober2019
Today’s #inktober #inktober2019 .. Have a nice day ☀
Here is today’s #inktober #inktober2019 ✒️
?It’s OUT TODAY! Happy Book Birthday to THE PROUDEST BLUE! It is written beautifully by Olympic medalist @ibtihajmuhammad with @skalibooks and illustrated by myself. This is a sweet, heartening book that holds great value on taking a strong stance on who you are and to be proud of oneself. An important book I am delighted to be part of making it. ?
You can find it in bookstores today! congrats and many thanks to everyone who helped to make this book.???
It’s pretty sunny and leafy with birds all over outside!..
#illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #illustrationartists #illustrations #art #watercolor #coloredpencil #ink #bird #hijab #kidlitart #leafy
Summer splashing sometimes is needed.
Some Eid goodies..best to have with a cup of tea! ? Happy Eid! #eidmubarak
Hey, Unicorn Rescue Society: The Card Game is 81% funded!! yay! we’re getting so close from a full 100%!
If you don’t know about the game:
The game is based on the hit kid’s book series The Unicorn Rescue society series Created by Adam Gidwitz , Jesse Casey & Chris Lenox Smith with other contributors in each book like Joe Bruchac, David Bowles, Hena Khan, and Emma Otheguy (–and more amazing talents in the future!) All the books are illustrated by me.
The game itself is a fast-paced card game about rescuing mythical creatures. It is for 2-8 players and takes about 10 minutes to play! I think that makes it enjoyable to younger kids. AND IT SHIPS INTERNATIONALLY!
If you have kids that are 5 and up or know some friends who do let them know about it! It is also great for teachers and librarians.
Hey! How about a Card Game meets Kidlit?
Behold Unicorn Rescue Society: The Card Game. It is fun and I get to draw some fantastic creatures! If you are interested or curious then consider backing it on Kickstarter. The card game is kid-friendly and many children have tried it -thanks to the super talented Adam Gidwitz on his school visits- and enjoyed it!
The game is based on the hit kid's book series The Unicorn Rescue society series Created by Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey & Chris Lenox Smith with other contributors in each book like Joe Bruchac, David Bowles, Hena Khan, and Emma Otheguy (--and more amazing talents in the future!) All the books are illustrated by me.
The game itself is a fast-paced card game about rescuing mythical creatures. It is for 2-8 players and takes about 10 minutes to play! I think that makes it enjoyable for younger kids. AND IT SHIPS INTERNATIONALLY!
All details of the game are in the link below:
The fundraising will help me get paid and will cover the expenses of this game to make it available as soon as possible. Have a look at the Kickstarter link and consider backing it and/or spreading the word if you like it!
We are 65% funded already so getting there!
P.S. Here are some illustrations from the books:
Illustrator and cartoonist of many things in books, magazines and multimedia . This blog will include my latest news and some exciting things :)