Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Artists and Their Pets" at BookExpo

BookExpo is happening right now at the Javitz Center in NYC. I feel like I'm there, thanks to this Instagram photo of a lovely Workman sales rep showing off duopress books. 

Violet Lemay Illustration is well represented on that table, and is in terrific company—so many collaborations of great artists, authors, designers, and editors! My art is featured in several of the books shown in this photo, including the soon-to-be-released... drumroll... ARTISTS AND THEIR PETS!

If you stop by Workman's booth (#2807), you might be able to get an Advance Reading Copy—a soft-cover version with a black and white interior. We adapted the cover design especially for the advance printing, as shown above. Eventually, ARTISTS AND THEIR PETS will be a beautiful hard-cover book with 298 full color illustrations.  Yes, 298—as in, two less than three hundred! Some of the images are tiny, but still!!

As the publication date nears, I'll post more about ARTISTS AND THEIR PETS. For now I just wanted to spread the word about the advance copies that are being given away at BookExpo. 


Click here to advance-order an actual, hard-cover, full-color, to-be-released-in-September copy of ARTIST AND THEIR PETS today!


Artists and Their Pets | written by Susie Hodge | illustrated by Violet Lemay | published by duopress | September 2017 | distributed by Workman Publishing

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Babies Around the World

Announcing the recently released board book Babies Around the World!

Written by Puck and designed by Beatriz Juarez, Babies Around the World was illustrated by Yours Truly (Violet Lemay).

As you and your baby turn the pages of Babies Around the World, you'll hop from one city to another until you have circled the globe. Your visual adventure begins in New York City and continues to Mexico City, Rio de Jainero, London, Paris, Capetown, Cairo, Beijing, Tokyo, and San Francisco. At every stop you'll learn to say "hello" in the local language. Fun!

A great review from Publisher's Weekly:

As he often does, my son Graham contributed a few drawings to the cause. To read more about that collaboration and details about how I made the art for Babies Around the World, click here.

Click here to order your copy of Babies Around the World today!


Babies Around the World
duopress 2017
written by Puck
illustrated by Violet Lemay

duopress books are distributed by Workman Publishing