‘Nimoshom and His Bus’ (Illustrations by Karen Hibbard)
Karen is a freelance illustrator and has illustrated children’s picture books, juvenile fiction, YA fiction and non-fiction, children’s poetry, video-poetry. She is still drawn into the imaginative worlds depicted by children’s picture books.
Using a variety of media, Karen tends to use traditional materials- watercolour / ink & brush / pastel / graphite for children’s picture books because of their inherent sensitivity and warmth. However, she is adept with digital art, drawing in Photoshop or scanning in handmade images to be transformed digitally.
Portage & Main Press, “Nimoshom and His Bus” by Penny M. Thomas
Most recently, she completed a picture book for Portage & Main Press, “Nimoshom and His Bus” by Penny M. Thomas. The story is based on her grandfather’s life as a school bus driver. Through his story telling, he engaged his charges thoroughly. There is a sprinkling of Cree word and expressions throughout.
Kirkus Reviews of “Nimoshom and His Bus”
– Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers
Karen Hibbard is an Illustrator and Art Educator living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has freelance experience in the print, multimedia, film and animation industries. As a child, she felt drawn to the imaginary worlds depicted in picture books. It was much later that she would get her first opportunity to illustrate a picture book with publishing house Planète rebelle, ‘Ti-Pinge’ by author Joujou Turenne. With a M.F.A. from Concordia University, Karen draws on a 25-year career as a visual artist. She taught drawing at the University of Manitoba from 2007-2012.
Book types: picture books, educational books, and others
Les Éditions Mango
Les Éditions Mango (Mango Publishing) is a French publisher. Its collections are Mango jeunesse, Mango pratique, Mots et Cie, et Dada.
Dada #131: Gustave Courbet
Les Éditions Mango, France, 2007 ISSN: 1261 4858
Dada #123: Maurice Denis
Maurice Denis, Les Éditions Mango, France, 2006 ISSN: 1261-4858
Les Éditions Planète rebelle
Through its publications, Les Éditions Planète rebelle has two seemingly contradictory but ultimately complementary projects, that of promoting oral storytelling and writing.
Contes de Joujou – Joujou Turenne
Les Éditions Planète rebelle, 2010 ISBN: 978-2-923735-12-2
Deux histoires qui parlent d’amour et d’entraide, en hommage aux millions d’orphelins du séisme survenu en Haïti, et à tous les enfants dont le cœur a un jour été blessé.
Le vent de l’amitié Ti Pinge – Joujou Turenne
Les Éditions Planète rebelle, 2006 ISBN: 2-922528-64-2
Un homme était veuf et pour cela se remaria. Mais de son premier mariage, il avait eu une petite fille qu’il avait appelée Ti Pinge.