Book Release: LILLIPUT

July 30, 2015By Alice RatterreeJournal, News No Comments

This weekend marks the birthday of LILLIPUT written by Sam Gayton, published by Peachtree Publishers! A thrilling sequel to Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, this mid-grade novel is certain to capture young readers, introducing them to the fantasy genre while paying homage to a beloved classic. It was so much fun creating the cover and interior illustrations. I immediately fell in love with main … Read More

Illustrating Mother Goose

August 10, 2014By Alice RatterreeNews, Process, SCBWI 4 Comments

One of my favorite annual events is Metropolitan Arts Council‘s “Flat Out Under Pressure” (FOUP) contest. In its fifth year, this program intertwines visual arts and sound environmental practices in downtown Greenville.  FOUP provides eight recycling bins for paper, plastic and glass in various locations along Main Street, encouraging recycling among pedestrians while creating a different exhibiting opportunity for visual artists. The … Read More

Re-illustrating a classic

April 11, 2014By Alice RatterreeInspiration, Journal, Portfolio 2 Comments

One treads on sacred ground when it comes to re-illustrating a classic. The classic has already reached the status of, well…a classic. So, is there a reason to “fix what ain’t broke”? Here’s a nice presentation by Lexington Public Library Children’s Librarian Meggan Conway on the subject.  Meggan has also set up a website devoted to … Read More