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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Illustrator Johanna Basford, frequently credited with igniting the adult coloring book craze with her international bestsellers, joins Janeane 10/16/17 for a pre-show segment!



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Illustrator Johanna Basford, frequently credited with igniting the adult coloring book craze with her international bestsellers, Johanna’s Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, and Enchanted Forest¸ is changing the coloring book game once again with IVY AND THE INKY BUTTERFLY: A Magical Tale to Color. Johanna Basford has sold more than 21 million copies of her books worldwide. Basford’s books are not tools of procrastination, but devices that allow us to detox from the digitized world we live in, and through which we rediscover how to stop and smell the flowers. Please let me know if you would like an interview with international bestselling illustrator Johanna Basford.

JOHANNA BASFORD
Basford’s latest masterpiece is a delightful original fable to accompanying her lavish illustrations. IVY AND THE INKY BUTTERFLY began as the bedtime story Basford told her daughter Evie each night. It’s the story of a little girl with a vivid imagination who follows a magical butterfly to the world of Enchantia, through its many realms, meeting whimsical characters, and discovering many wondrous things along the way.

Questions/topics:

· What about coloring do you think is so therapeutic?

· In your bio you’re described as an “ink evangelist.” What does that mean to you?

· Your previous coloring books have been hugely successful. Were you surprised by that? What in your life has been different since the books took off?

· Can you describe your creative process?

· What’s the most surprising context you’ve seen for people coloring your books?

· What are you working on next?


IVY AND THE INKY BUTTERFLY is a charming story that interacts playfully with beautiful, colorable artwork in Basford’s signature style, it’s an adventure for readers of all ages to customize, color, and cherish.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JOHANNA BASFORD is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna’s Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.


Johannabasford.com

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @JohannaBasford

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