I first ran across the work of artist/illustrator Carson Ellis a while back, and was immediately drawn to her style.

Ellis first became known as the artist behind the album covers for the band The Decemberists – her husband is lead singer Colin Meloy.    She eventually began illustrating children’s books, and some of her works include  Lemony Snicket’s  The Composer is Dead, and  The Mysterious Benedict Society  series by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Her latest work is called  Wildwood, a story which just happens to be written by Meloy.  Wildwood is “a spellbinding tale full of wonder, danger, and magic that juxtaposes the thrill of a secret world and modern city life.”  It’s sure to be a great story coming from the imagination of Colin Meloy, who is known for his inventive and fantastic storytelling, but I’ll be just as interested in the illustrations.

 

 

:: Carrie ::