Author: Cozy Classics

A visit to Chronicle Books in San Fran

Two weeks ago, Holman had the privilege of attending the Chronicle Books Spring 2015 Children’s Tea in San Francisco. At the event, attended by booksellers, librarians, and reviewers, Holman had the opportunity to present our upcoming three-volume board books series, Star Wars: Epic Yarns. Holman explained the philosophy behind abridging adult stories into word primers, and gave a quick behind-the-scenes… Read more →

Washington / Oregon SCBWI Illustrators Retreat

Holman had the great pleasure of attending the Washington / Oregon SCBWI Illustrators Retreat held at the beautiful Dumas Bay Center this past weekend in Federal Way, Washington. Here’s a quick photographic tour: Here’s the whole gang: One of the incredible faculty members, Kelly Murphy, sharing her wisdom. Class in session! Evidence of why Holman sticks to needle felting! Another… Read more →

Happy birthday, Leo Tolstoy!

Happy 186th birthday, Leo Tolstoy! Google honours the man today with a beautiful animated doodle by artist Roman Muradov. Here are some screen grabs from the doodle, matched up with the Cozy Classics versions! And did you know that the BBC is planning an epic 6-part adaptation of War and Peace for 2015! Here’s the latest news on the project. Read more →

Cozy Classics in American Craft

In case you missed it, here’s the full profile of Cozy Classics from the April / May 2014 issue of American Craft. American Craft is absolutely gorgeous magazine, and a must-read for artists and crafters everywhere. The online version of the article is here. Cozy Classics is also featured in this American Craft trailer at 1:32, where we’re praised for… Read more →

Next Cozy Classics title!

We’re back from a well-earned vacation after the marathon that was working on the Star Wars Short & Sweet books, and we’re ready to announce our next Cozy Classics title: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations! As you can see from the picture below, Ms. Havisham and The Criminal have already started to take shape, albeit in alien form for the moment. Read more →