Friday Favorites #5: Illustrator Spotlight on Molly Idle


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am spotlighting an illustrator that creates some mighty gorgeous artwork – Molly Idle.  Many of her picture books are wordless, and the artwork holds up very well on it’s own!

Who is Molly Idle?

Molly Idle has been drawing ever since she could wield a pencil.
But while she started scribbling before she could walk, her professional
career as an artist began slightly later…

It was upon her graduation from Arizona State University, with a BFA
in Drawing, that Molly accepted an offer to work for DreamWorks Feature
Animation Studios.  After five years, a number of film credits, and an incredibly good time, she left the studio and leapt with gusto into the world of children’s book illustration!

Molly now lives in Arizona with her brilliant husband, two
wonderfully mischievous sons, and two snugly cats. When not making
mischief with her boys or watching old Technicolor musicals, she can be
found at her desk scribbling away, with a pencil in one hand and a cup
of espresso in the other- creating a plethora of profoundly whimsical
picture books!

Stalk Molly Idle:





Books by or with Art by Molly Idle:

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    Tressa S
    July 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    That cover of Tea Rex and the Nighty Night ones are adorable! I actually look forward to seeing your post every week. I'm going to have to start adding these books to my shelves. My kids would love them! Thanks for linking again!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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