Calgary Illustrator with “Retro New Yorker” Style Wins Alligator Pie Contest

Almost every April during Poetry Month, one of my library classes learns the now classic Alligator Pie by ‘Canada’s Father Goose’ Dennis Lee. It’s just so much fun to recite…

Lee’s eponymous book, originally illustrated by Frank Newfeld, turns 40 this year. To mark the occasion, HarperCollins held a contest for a published or unpublished artist to illustrate a special anniversary edition board book, to be published this fall.

The unanimous winner, announced January 16th,  is Calgary artist Sandy Nichols, graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design.

5766814Her clients include various advertising firms, magazines and corporations throughout Canada, the United States and the UK. She has also illustrated a children’s book, Starring Lorenzo and Einstein Too (Dial/Penguin 2009). Three in a Box

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Read: Winner of the “Alligator Pie” Illustration Contest signs with HarperCollins Canada

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