Charles Vess at Hollins

We are a lucky bunch to call Charles Vess a friend. The illustrious illustrator has stopped by Hollins to share his work with our students for several summers now. My treat was the night before... Our faculty critique group had our regular get-together and Charles shared drawings from a new super-secret project. It was a nice gathering of who's who in children's lit. From the left, that's Ruth Sanderson, Mark Braught, Ashley Wolff, Hillary Homzie, Charles, and Rhonda Brock-Servais.
The next day, Charles spoke with our students. First, he shared the secret project - the drawings were amazing.
Then he shared images from a not so secret upcoming project.

And a slideshow with artwork from a poetry collection he's doing. He's a busy guy!
And we are so lucky that he shares his work with us. So inspiring!

UPDATE! The super-secret project is no longer a secret! Charles is illustrating The Big Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. CLICK HERE to read more about it!


Tina said...

I can't wait to see Charles's book based on the folktale mural from last summer's art exhibit in Abingdon. I was thrilled to get a sneak peek of those pages at the IAFA conference in March.

Kristine T. said...

I love his work - excited to see what he's crafting for us to enjoy!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Indeed! :) e