Julia Sonmi Heglund v. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am 2 comments

First of all, happy Groundhog Day! But really what I want to say is a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who has spread the word about Picture Book Report and been enthusiastic about the project. I know it’s only just begun but to hear people from the design/illustration and book publishing realms get excited has made my week! I can’t wait for us to reveal even more as time goes on. For now though, let’s start with sharing some bios today, shall we? Say hello to Julia Sonmi Heglund!
illustrated by Julia Sonmi Heglund
  • Who are you and what do you do?

Hi! I’m Julia. I like spaghetti, dogs, and drawing. I work full-time as a graphic designer and cartographer by day, and freelance odd illustrations by night.

  • Why did you pick the story you chose?

I read this book many times in late elementary and middle school. The story has an engulfing balance of whimsy and drama, and underlying social analogies that I later came to appreciate. Besides that, I’ve owned pet rats for years, so of course I love any story that involves them! There are many visually descriptive scenes in the book that I think will translate well to a single illustration.


Julia is a talented illustrator and designer; heck, you might even own one of her many shirts from Threadless! Check out her portfolio to see more, but also don’t forget to see her first illustration on February 11th!

Next up, a certain Ultimate Question needs to be answered… I think only John Martz can!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jacqueline c  |  February 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    This one’s great! I’d nearly forgotten about the Rats.

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  • 2. mrs.bieber  |  March 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    i think it was good but you could have used pictures from the book and then drew them.i ‘m doing the same report and im using pictures from the book.beside that is was very good

    Reply

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