Friday, August 30, 2013

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

Do you know Eric Barclay? If you don't, you're in for a treat!  I discovered Eric and his amazing art through Illustration Friday, where his posts in response to each week's prompts were always fresh, original and masterfully done.  Eric is also a most generous person, who left encouraging comments on everyone's blog -- believe me, it means a lot to receive cheering words from such a talented artist!

August has been a great month for Eric who has two brand new books out:

I can see just fine (Abrams, 2013) in which a young girl is not quite ready to admit she needs glasses (I can totally relate!!)

Hiding Phil (Scholastic, 2013), a funny and charming story about three siblings and one very big (adorable) elephant they must bring home.

Make sure to spend lots of time looking through Eric's blog -- you'll see just how creative he can be!  Look at what he did with with a plain empty toilet cleaner container:

Truly, the man is a GENIUS!
I'm sure there will be many more great books from Eric to come!


  1. Oh WOW! Thank you so much, Mônica! I've loved your work for such a long time. Congrats on the accolades for Little Dog Lost and your upcoming titles!

  2. He is so talented and I can't wait to add this book to my collection. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. great idea :) as a ebook cover designer &
    book cover designer
    i could say you have the potential to become a professional designer.