Visual Storytelling by Denise M. Cassano

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Welcome Author-Illustrator Amy Nielander!

February 14, 2017 | Denise M. Cassano

Last summer I had the opportunity to go to Highlights Bootcamp for picturebook makers. It was a four day retreat in the Pennsylvania countryside for authors and illustrators to ‘workshop’ their dummies and manuscripts.  Among the many amazing people I ... Read More

Digital Art Marries Traditional Media

January 22, 2017 | Denise M. Cassano Learn how to integrate graphite drawing, watercolor painting and use of Photoshop to create a cohesive, textural painting.

Often what we appreciate in an illustration, and what draws us to it, is how it makes us feel. We have ... Read More

Writing and Illustrating Twisted Fairy Tales

June 14, 2016 | Denise M. Cassano What if the Big Bad Wolf was framed?

Twisted or “fractured” fairy tales are old, familiar fairy tales told with a twist.  They challenge us to ask “what if”, through words and images.  Writing and illustrating fractured fairy tales gives ... Read More



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