"The Lodge" Selected by The Society of IllustratorsMy illustration "The Lodge", created in collaboration with Antoine Revoy for 'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)', was selected by the Society of Illustrators in the Book category of its 53rd annual competition.
The illustration will be published in the society's 53rd Annual Book and the original will be presented at the Museum of American Illustration in its Book and Editorial Exhibit which will run from January 26 to February 19, 2011. The opening will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011.
Artist Talk at Boston CollegeI will be making a presentation at the What's New in Children's Books? conference held at Boston College. This annual half-day autumn workshop highlights the season's best new literary releases. This year's event also features Francisco Stork, Pat Keogh, Gail Hedges and Masterpiece author Elise Broach! The conference includes an exhibit of new books and a book sale and signing. Details:
Vanderslice Hall, Boston College
8:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee & book sale
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Program
'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)' book signing at Barrington BooksToday I am signing various books among which 'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)', with co-illustrator Antoine Revoy, at the Barrington Books 3rd Annual Children's Book Author & Illustrator Event. The book signing's details are:
184 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
"The Wyverns' Treasure" available in stores todayChristopher Bing, Matt Tavares and I shall be at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios' Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition today for book signings and talks with visitors.
An eventful day as The Wyverns' Treasure, the third book in the "Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist" series written by R.L. LaFevers and illustrated by me, is released today as well!
Posted on October 2nd, 2010See more news about Exhibits, Book Releases, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST
Exceptional Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition
The outstanding Children's Book Illustrators Exhibition at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios (Lowell, MA) starts today. Please do note the updated and definitive lineup of artists: Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares and David Wiesner.
Kelly Murphy's artwork available for bidding at Gallery NucleusYou can begin bidding online for an original illustration by Kelly Murphy created for a benefit auction in support of 826LA: "Eyewitness Reports!".
Kelly Murphy's website in Web Design IndexThe previous version of www.kelmurphy.com (v5) is featured in Web Design Index 9, the ninth volume in the classic series published by the pepin press (Netherlands), released today.
An Exceptional Children's Book Illustrators ExhibitionMeet and talk with award winning illustrators Christopher Bing, David Macaulay, Kelly Murphy, Matt Tavares, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner, who will be signing books and taking part in a forum at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell, MA at a unique reception held October 2nd, 2010.
The featured illustrators' original art will be exhibited at the gallery from September 19th to October 24th, 2010.
'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)' in stores today'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)', written by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy, is out in stores today.
3x3 Magazine Annual No. 7 and Children's Show
Kelly Murphy's latest children's book Over At The Castle, as well as her children's magazine illustration Rap, Rap, Rap: The Drive, were selected by 3x3 Magazine's jury for the publication's Annual No.7 and 3x3 Children's Show.
The Basilisk's Lair in stores todayThe Basilisk's Lair, the second book in the "Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist" series written by R.L. LaFevers and illustrated by Kelly Murphy, is now out in stores!
Posted on June 7th, 2010See more news about Book Releases, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST
Masterpiece climbing on the New York Times Best Sellers ListMasterpiece climbs to number 7 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, Children's Bestsellers, Paperback Books List!
Masterpiece climbing on New York Times Best Sellers ListMasterpiece is back on the New York Times Best Sellers List, Children's Bestsellers, Paperback Books, rising to number 8!
The Basilisk's Lair Book Signing at Harvard Square's Curious George & FriendsJust back from Manhattan, I will be signing the newest book in the "Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist" series, The Basilisk's Lair, with author R.L. LaFevers at the Harvard Square's famous Curious George & Friends store in Cambridge.
Curious George & Friends Books and Toys
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Posted on May 19th, 2010See more news about Book Signings, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST
"May Book Bonanza!"Come down to see authors and illustrators ready to sign and talk about their latest books at Books of Wonder in New York City, May 16th, 2010, 1-3 PM:
Kate Feiffer & Diane Goode - 'But I Wanted a Baby Brother'
Maya Gottfried - 'Our Farm'
KELLY MURPHY - 'Over At The Castle'
Sherry North - 'Because I am Your Daddy'
Wendy Popp - 'Where the Sunrise Begins'
Gail Silver & Christine Kromer - 'Anh's Anger'
Masterpiece on SSYRA Master ListMasterpiece has been chosen for inclusion on the 2010-2011 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) master list of nominated titles.
Masterpiece on the New York Times Best Sellers ListMasterpiece is on the New York Times Best Sellers List!
"The Lodge" chosen by American IllustrationMy illustration "The Lodge", created in collaboration with Antoine Revoy to illustrate the horror book 'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)' by Robert San Souci and published by Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt and Co.), was chosen by American Illustration in their 29th annual competition for feature on their website.
Over At The Castle, in stores todayOver At The Castle, the second book created by Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphy following the hit Hush, Little Dragon, is available in stores today!
Kelly Murphy at Gallery Della-PianaKelly Murphy's original illustrations and sketches from a various amount of children's books will be displayed at Wenham's Gallery Della-Piana.
Opening Saturday, February 27th from 4-6pm
152R Main St
Wenham, MA 01984
The show will be hanging from Feb 27 - Apr 24th.
Regular gallery hours are Thur-Sat 11-6pm.
Many pieces will be available for purchase!
Star Review for Brand-New Baby Blues
Brand-New Baby Blues receives a Star review from School Library Journal:
"Oil, acrylic, and gel are used to create gentle hues. What makes this telling of the new brother/sister theme stand out is how well the verses are in sync with the illustrations, layout, and the characters' facial expressions. Great for sharing with a group or one-on-one."
The Basilisk's Lair is a Junior Library Guild SelectionThe Basilisk's Lair has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Spring 2010.
Kelly Murphy in "The Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work"Kelly Murphy is featured in the "Concept" chapter of The Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work by Michael Fleishman, which investigates the work of contemporary illustrators amongst which Fred Lynch, Marshall Arisman, John Hendrix, Marth Rich and Ann Smith.
"Drawing Inspiration is a one of a kind text for beginning illustrators. This book examines the relationship between academic and professional illustration through the ideas and first hand experiences of professional illustrators working in the field today. With hundreds of diverse hand-rendered and digital images, readers can explore a world of illustration that has no limits. While learning the fundamentals and basic principles of illustration, readers will also gain insight on how these concepts can be used in the professional world. Drawing Inspiration will not only educate readers, but it will also inspire them to reach their full artistic potential."