Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the art of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the scenes for the art from LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

Remembering Illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler

We remember illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler, who passed away in late September.

What Does a Monster Look Like?

S.P. Gates, author of The Monster in the Mudball, shares several artistic interpretations of the monster Zilombo.

Cover Design 101: Hammer Of Witches, and the Pros of Illustrated Covers

We’re so excited about the upcoming release of our new YA historical fantasy Hammer of Witches! In this post, Tu Books Editorial Director Stacy Whitman discusses how she and the designer came up with the final cover: Historical fantasy can be tough to market. You have to show that, despite being steeped in research and history, this is an […]

How to make a woodblock print

Author and artist Andrea Cheng demonstrates how to make woodblock prints.

How to Paint a Ceramic Plate

Tonight is the Opening Reception for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit and we are proud to announce that two of our illustrators, Beth Lo and R. Gregory Christie, will have art from their Spring 2012 titles on display in the show. Below, Beth Lo shares a few shots of how her unique illustrations […]


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