Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?

Where Does Kitty go in the Rain Written and Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Random House, 2019Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com This book gets around somehow. It just goes to show that whenever you work on something that is going to go out into the world, you have no idea where it may end up. When I […]

Vlad the Rad

Vlad the Rad Written and Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Random House, 2019Medium: Photoshop barnesandnoble.com amazon.com While we were students at CalArts I made Sean a card…I forget why. Birthday? Valentines? It was a gouache painting of Sean riding a skateboard dressed as a vampire. I put it on my blog and forgot about it. Sean […]

Uni the Unicorn in the Real World

Uni the Unicorn in the Real World Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Random House, 2021Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com I don’t remember whose idea it was, but I remember thinking “there really SHOULD be three.” A trilogy is such a classic grouping. Plus, we had left readers with a sort of cliffhanger […]

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Random House, 2017Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com The first Uni the Unicorn book was very successful, and the author spent time touring and reading it aloud at schools and bookstores. A question Amy received from children over and over […]

Uni the Unicorn

Uni the Unicorn Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Random House, 2014Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com I vividly remember the morning the text manuscript for Uni the Unicorn arrived in my email inbox. I was teaching a class and we were on a break, and I was just checking my email on my […]

The Secret Garden Little Golden Book

The Secret Garden Little Golden Book Written by Frances Gilbert and Frances Hodgson Burnette Golden Books, 2017Medium: Photoshop barnesandnoble.com amazon.com Who could say no to illustrating a Little Golden Book?? Iconic! Who could say no to illustrating one of their own favorite stories about magic, renewal, and the emotional effects of gardening? Not me! On […]

Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song

Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song Written by Joe Raposo Illustrated by Brigette Barrager et al. Random House, 2019Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com What an honor to be invited into a project like this. I’ve been a Sesame Street fan since the age of two—my dad credited it with helping me learn to […]

Pocket Full of Colors

Pocket Full of Colors Written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Atheneum, 2017Medium: Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com Mary Blair was a female animator and illustrator who worked in animation and advertising, most notably, for Walt Disney Studios. Mary and her imaginative and colorful work have had such a strong influence on animation and […]

Nice Dream Truck

Nice Dream Truck Written by Beth Ferry, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager HarperCollins, 2021Medium: Radiant Watercolor Ink, Photoshop indiebound.org amazon.com Whenever I need a little pick me up, I do a thing that I almost NEVER do for any other book. I go to a certain very well known book selling website, and I read customer reviews […]

Lucy! How Lucille Ball Did it All

Lucy! How Lucille Ball Did it All Written Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Publisher: Abrams, 2024Medium: Photoshop, Ink Wash Textures indiebound.org amazon.com This book was written by the same authors as Pocket Full of Colors, and it’s about the iconic Lucille Ball. It arrived in my inbox during the pandemic, and looking back […]