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Enchanted at the Norman Rockwell Museum


Lauren Panepinto

If you follow me on instagram, you'll already know that my first trip out of pandemic quarantine was this weekend, and it was to go to the Norman Rockwell Museum for the Enchanted exhibition opening. They could easily have called it the Muddy Colors exhibition, because so many of the contributors here have pieces hanging. Forgive the awful pictures — photographs on your phone in a museum setting never…

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The Faerie Queene Project


Justin Gerard

June 15, 2021 - Today I'm pleased to share a few images from a new edition of the Faerie Queene that I am illustrating. The project is a modern English transposition of Spenser's classic tale by Oasis Family Media and will feature 72 illustrations. This will be the largest single project I have ever undertaken and I couldn't be more excited. The story is filled with absolutely fantastic imagery. There is darkness, beauty, bravery, monsters, and plenty of classical mayhem. It was also a deep inspiration to all the writers who have ever inspired me. (Tolkien and Lewis both famously drew upon the Faerie Queene.) For each of the images in the book, I put together several pages of little thumbnail sketches in response to the text. I send these to the publisher and with them we sort the wheat from the…

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