Spotlight on Calef Brown

Andrea Brown Literary Agency Featured Illustrator: July 2013

About Calef Brown

Illustrator and children's book author Calef Brown studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He's the author and illustrator of POLKABATS AND OCTOPUS SLACKS, a collection of story poems that won the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for Poetry; DUTCH SNEAKERS AND FLEAKEEPERS, a Parent's Choice Recommended Winner; FLAMINGOS ON THE ROOF: POEMS AND PAINTINGS, winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry and a #1 New York Times bestseller, among others. Using engaging and nonsensical characters, Brown crafts narrative story-poems using a jazzy beat. In interviews, he has cited wordplay, dreams, and the rhythms of music as inspirations.

For more about Calef Brown and his work, visit his website. And check out this great Calef interview with 7-Imps, chock full of art and fun.

Calef is represented by Jennifer Laughran. He's available for illustration projects, including picture books, covers and spot illustration. Contact Jennifer at:

About Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Andrea Brown Literary Agency represents the finest children's book writers and illustrators -- with projects ranging from board books to young adult novels. Based in California, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is currently celebrating its 32nd year.

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