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Heather Dent
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I am a freelance illustrator and picture books are my life!
I am a freelance illustrator and picture books are my life!

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Picture Book Oscars of 2017
What an excellent and wonderfully diverse year it's been for picture books! After reading hundreds of picture books from 2016 I am eager to celebrate my favorites and the favorites of my 5 year old son.  First category... Best Child Appeal (Based off my 5 y...

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Graphic Novels  Total: 31  Favorites 1. 100 Bullet Series - Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso 2. Blue is the Warmest Color - Julie Maroh 3. Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol Fiction Total: 9 Favorites 1. Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman 2. The Handmaid'...

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Graphic Design is Tough Work!
Whew! I can't believe my last blog post was all the way back in March! I've been crazy busy over the past couple of months. For those of you who may not know, I joined a nonprofit organization called Grow Appalachia as an Americorps member. We're working on...

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Bookish Romance
It's been ages since I wrote any poetry, but being surrounded by friends who write poems has inspired me to take it up again. Here's one for my husband, Keith. Bookish Romance You loved books about sports. I loved books about animals. You read Hardy Boys. I...

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A Peek into the Process
Task - To draw an illustration for client's upcoming website where he will review music, movies, sports, comics, and television. Sketch #1 - Nope! Too cool. Too in control. More chaos! Sketch #2 - Blah! Doesn't look at all like the client and too boring! Sk...

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Susanna Hill's Valentiny Writing Contest!
I am participating in one of Susanna Hill's fabulous writing contests. This year the theme is "Grumpy" and entries must be under 214 words. The deadline is February 12th and I strongly encourage everyone to participate or at least go and read some of the ot...

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4 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Read Graphic Novels
Once as I was shelving books at the Champaign Public Library I overheard a mom say “Oh this is the nerd section” to her 5 year old daughter wandering toward the graphic novels.  She then steered her away to what she deemed more suitable reading material. Th...

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A promo video of my work as an artist.

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Picture Book Oscars of 2016
It's award season! The ALSC Book awards were announced last Monday (Congratulations Christian Robinson and Matt de la Pena for creating the first picture book to ever win a Newbery medal!) The Golden Globes were were last weekend, and Oscar nominations come...

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Who Would You Like to Have Thanksgiving Dinner With?
In the spirit of Thanksgiving I have put together a bracket of my favorite families from books, movies and tv shows to determine which family I would most want to spend Thanksgiving with. For me the winner is...the Gilbreths from the book "Cheaper By the Do...
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