In the evaluations that we got back from last year’s marathon, many of you requested marathon t-shirts. Author/illustrator Nathan Hale volunteered to create a logo for this year’s marathon, which we’re unveiling on the site today (drumroll, please).
Nathan says, “I’m into picture books and have run seven real marathons, so this is a perfect match.” For the 2010 marathon, Nathan created a picture book cover illustration each day, which he posted on his blog (he also took writers into the “Land of Doom,” aka, the world of children’s publishing).
Nathan has written and illustrated the picture books Twelve Bots of Christmas, Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School, and The Devil You Know. He’s the illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge, and Calamity Jack, both YALSA “Great Graphic Novels for Teens," as well as a number of other books, such as Dinosaur’s Night Before Christmas.
For the 2011 marathon, Nathan plans to reprise his cover-a-day feat on his blog, www.spacestationnathan.com. Whenever you need a bit of inspiration, pop on over. Daily!
In the meantime, head to www.cafepress.com/picturebookmarathon if you’d like to peruse the t-shirt options. The marathon nor individuals associated with it don’t benefit from the sale of these items.
Many thanks Nathan, for a wonderful logo!