Roman Muradov is an illustrator and cartoonist who barely needs an introduction here. Originally from Russia, he has been making his fellow illustrators and doodlers sick with envy over the past few years with his incredibly inventive and constantly elegant work.
“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. That means trying to understand, take in, connect with, what wickedness human beings are capable of; and not be corrupted — made cynical, superficial — by this understanding.”—
“I’ve found that children are the best audience. They are enthusiastic, impulsive, generous, and pleased by simple joys. They laugh easily at the ridiculous and are willing to believe the absurd. Children are not ironic, disillusioned, or indifferent but hopeful, open-minded, and openhearted, with an inquisitive yearning for pictures and stories. To a child, every day is a great invention.”—Eric Rohmann (via abcofreading)
“The story is incomplete without the reader, and therefore making a picture book isn’t only about what you put in, but also about what you leave out. Making a book is a collaborative act. At some point you have to trust the child reading the book.”—Eric Rohmann (via abcofreading)