Happy Halloween!

Tim Zeltner has created this beautifully atmospheric illustration that transports one right into the scene in his trademark style.  The characters are both primitively whimsical and yet the story is so real!  This image always brings a smile to my face.

Here's hoping your Halloween is sufficiently scary + abundant with treats!

To see more of Tim's magical illustrations, check out his portfolio here!

Tim Zeltner HappyHalloween










It's here! Tim Zeltner's "Little Boo" now in hardcover!

You won't want to miss this beautiful 32 page picture book written by Stephen Wunderli and illustrated by Tim Zeltner, (published by Henry Holt and Co)!  According to a review by the critically acclaimed KIRKUS: "Zeltner’s lush illustrations created with paint, glazes and stains on wood shine with gentle charm..."  Little Boo tells the story of a tiny pumpkin seed who really has a hankerin' to grow up and be the scariest Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night!  He wants to be able to say "BOO!"  And really "Scare YOU!".  Also reviewed on YouTube by TTPM.  For more delightful illustrations from Tim Zeltner check out his portfolio here.

The perfect Halloween gift for a wee one in your life!  Order your very own copy.

©Tim Zeltner_TZ442_i2iArt

Here is a sample of the delightful spreads you'll find inside this 32 page picture book!




 And here's a glimpse of the original art painted on wood!

©Tim Zeltner_TZ419_i2iArt

©Tim Zeltner_tZ422_i2iArt

©Tim Zeltner_TZ432_i2iArt

Well done Tim Zeltner!


Doug Martin for Harlequin: Scary Stuff

  Doug Martin continues in his rather surreal painting style for the Cozy Mystery series for Harlequin, working with Sean Kapitain, art director.  Scary Stuff by Sharon Fiffer is a story that takes place on Halloween night, when antiques picker Jane Wheel discovers an estate worth killing for that involves unraveling family secrets and revealing evil ghosts eager to banish her to the afterlife.  Doug's meticulous attention to detail includes some eerie elements that add to the tension of the cover image:  the twisted stems on the jack o lanterns, the scary face suggested in fence post, the distressed clapboard on the old mansion and the foreboding silhouette of the raven.


I think we've all encountered the 'haunted' mansion in the hood and accepted the dare to ring their doorbell... where will you be tonight on this Hallowed eve?

Ian Phillips: Ouija Board - Unlucky Edition of 13 - Available at Art Toronto

The Holiday Arts Mail-Order School (H.A.M.S.) operated by i2i artist, Ian Phillips and author Derek McCormack will appear at The Toronto International Art Fair, this October 28-31! Presented by The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), this specially commissioned haunted schoolhouse is the result of a four year correspondence school that offers instruction to men and women who wish to celebrate Hallowe'en in a creative manner. The show will feature top work from students and will offer for purchase limited edition school souvenirs and novelties connected to the school's coursework. Hallowe'enologists Ian Phillips and Derek McCormack will be on hand to take your questions and offer demonstrations. Alumni welcome! Trick or Treat! More information here: http://www.arttoronto.ca/