GHOSTS and GHOULS and GOBLINS, oh my!

Children's book illustrator Terri Murphy has Halloween Fever and it shows, in the Oct 2010 issue of Spider Magazine for Children

I’ve got Halloween fever.  It started back in April when I was assigned a double page spread in Spider Magazine...an “Old Ogre” deck of cut-apart  playing cards. Terri-Murphy-1

And as always, I try to stick a little humor in. Terri Murphy 2

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Illustrating monsters, ghouls and halloween characters is great fun.  It’s the little girl in me, playing dress up....except now I’m fashion coordinator for Frankenstein, a witch, or a skeleton.  “Old Ogre” is a matching pair game, so I wanted each “pose” to be distinct from the other, yet have them engaging in an action to show personality.  A pirate touts his found treasure, a flower unravels the mummy, a ghost falls in love with a distant moon.

Just finished another illustration for Spider Magazine, which will be in their March 2011 issue...art for a poem called “Pajama Polka,” with flying dancing nightclothes.

 Some other exciting things in the works, but too early to talk about them now.  Stay tuned...

 Terri

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