08 October 2011

Lucia next public appearances

Well, it seems that October will be a busy month for me. These are my next public appearances: friends and colleagues are welcome!

Sat 15 October, 3.30-4.30 pm, Arana Hills Library, Brisbane
Writing for Kids: why it isn't as easy as you think!
Julie Nickerson, author of the Pippa series (Aussie Nibbles), Lucia Masciullo, award winning illustrator, and Katherine Battersby, author and illustrator of Squish Rabbit, discuss writing and illustrating books for children. Free event.

Sun 23 October, 10.30 am, Marks and Gardner Gallery, Mt Tambourine
The Queenlander launch of my last illustrated book: Come Down, Cat! By Sonya Hartnett (Penguin). Details will follow, free event.

Thu 27 October, 5.30-8.00 pm, Zart Art, Melbourne
Families differ, so how do illustrators approach the challenge of depicting them?
Do they draw on their own personal experiences, or invent families they wish they had been part of (or are glad they were not)? Hear acclaimed illustrators Stephen Michael King, Lucia Masciullo, Mitch Vane and Anna Walker discuss their different approaches in a session chaired by Pam Horsey. The evening will conclude with book sales and signing.
30$ CBCA Members, 40$ Non Members.

Sat 29 October, 1.00-4.00 pm, Federation Square Book Market, Melbourne
Meet Lucia Masciullo at the Federation Square Book Market and watch Lucia at work in person and on the big screen. Have a book personally signed and chat about her illustrations.
We will be featuring her recently released picture book Come Down, Cat! written by Sonya Hartnett and published by Penguin Books. Free event.

Family Forest in Taiwan!

I just found a link I wanted to share with you: it's the Taiwanese Publisher who translated Family Forest in traditional Chinese (I think). Have a look if you dare: 家庭森林

Ho appena trovato un link che vorrei condividere: e' la Casa Editrice taiwanese che ha pubblicato Family Forest tradotto in cinese. Date un occhiata, se ve la sentite: 家庭森林

06 June 2011

Aurealis Award 2010

The Boy and the Toy won the 2010 Aurealis Award, children's fiction (told primarily trough pictures) category and I'm very happy to show you the trophy, hurray!!!
Thank you to Harper Voyager, thank you to the judges Edwina Harvey, Sarah Mayor Cox and Tansy Rayner Roberts and a big thank you to Sonya Hartnett for her wonderful intriguing story.

Winners of the 2010 Aurealis Awards sponsored by Harper Voyager, were announced in a glittering evening ceremony held on 21st May 2011 at North Sydney's Independent Theatre and hosted by Garth Nix.
Winners across the thirteen categories and approximately 600 entries, represent the best of Australian fantasy, horror and science fiction writing in 2010 as judged by a panel of their peers.

And this is the review of The Boy and the Toy:

This is a rare thing in being a children’s picture book which genuinely feels like it belongs to the genre of science fiction. This tale of a boy and his robot, written by Sonya Hartnett and gorgeously illustrated by Lucia Masciullo, is poignant and clever, and worthy of several readings.

22 April 2011

Good news! / Buone notizie!

The 12th of April 2011 have been announced the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year 2011 short list and Family Forest, the book authored by Kim Kane and illustrated by me was in it, in the picture book category. It's the first time for me and I feel super happy! This is the link to the CBCA short list 2011.

While The Boy and the Toy authored by Sonya Hartnett and illustrated by me is a finalist for the Aurealis Award 2010 in the Children's Fiction category. Winners will be announced on the evening of Saturday the 21st of May 2011. www.aurealisawards.com Isn't that great?

Our Australian Girl 2/Ragazze Australiane 2

I just received my copies of the Our Australian Girl book series n.2: the adventure go on for our girls: Grace, Letty, Rose and Poppy. Available in May. Visit OAG websites for more info.

Mi sono appena arrivate le copie dei libri n.2 della serie Our Austalian Girl: l'avventura continua per le nostre quattro ragazze: Grace, Letty, Rose and Poppy.
Disponibili da Maggio. Visita il sito delle OAG per avere più informazioni.

24 February 2011

You save everything / Non si butta via nulla

Do you remember the discard character? The one with no-story? Well, I recycle him in a new way.
Can you figure out who is it? A little help: it's a girl and always wear an adorable red hood...

Vi ricordate del personaggio scartato? Quello senza più storia? Bene, l'ho riciclato in una nuova forma. Riuscite a indovinare chi è? Un aiutino: è una bambina e indossa sempre un adorabile cappuccetto rosso...

28 January 2011

Our Australian Girl / Le nostre ragazze Australiane

Here there are the covers of the first four books of the Our Australian Girl series, by Penguin books. The main characters are four girls (Poppy, Grace, Letty and Rose) who lived in historic Australia between the 18th and the 19th century. Everyone has his own adventure and the four writers (Gabrielle Wang, Sofie Laguna, Alison Lloyd and Sherryl Clark) have done a fabulous job. Their stories are great and I'm sure every girl would like to read these books!

Well, at the beginning of each chapter of the books you can also find a little black and white illustration I painted.

The launch of the first 4 of 16 books is on Sunday the 13th of Feb 2011 at 2pm Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Vic.

If you want to know more, visit the Our Australin Girl website.

Ecco qua le copertine dei primi quattro libri della serie Our Australian Girl, della Penguin. Protagoniste sono quattro bambine (Poppy, Grace, Letty e Rose) vissute in Australia trail 1800 e il 1900. Ognuna di loro ha la sua avventura e le quattro scrittrici (Gabrielle Wang, Sofie Laguna, Alison Lloyd e Sherryl Clark) hanno fatto davvero un ottimo lavoro. Le storie sono fantastiche e sono sicura che ogni ragazzina vorrà leggerle!

All'inizio di ogni capito troverete anche una piccola illustrazione in bianco e nero fatta da me.

Il lancio dei primi quattro libri della serie è Domenica 13 Feb 2011 ore 2, Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Vic.

Se vuoi sapere di più sulla serie , visita il sito di Our Australian Girl.