Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Seven Impossible Things

Really thrilled to be featured on Seven Impossible Things today! Check out the post for info about how the TRICKY VIC started as a zine, and a little bit about my art process while making this book:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Three New Books This Year

I updated my website - www.gregpizzoli.com - with info on the three new books I have coming out this year - two of which I wrote. Check it out!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thank yous!

Here is a random assortment of thank you notes from the students at George C. Baker Elementary school - which I visited in early December. I read them THE WATERMELON SEED, NUMBER ONE SAM, and the forthcoming TRICKY VIC, TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH, and DRAGON WAS TERRIBLE, which Kelly DiPucchio wrote. I couldn't scan and post them all - but here is a sampling of the notes the students sent me. If anyone from Baker is reading - THANK YOU!!! - you guys are the best. I hope to visit again.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kirkus Starred Review for Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower - my first nonfiction picture book - just received its first review, and it's a star from Kirkus! 

Here's a link to the full review.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I care about this book, and how it started as a zine in an offset printing class at UArts - and how I figured it could never be published traditionally. Sitting here this morning and reading this incredibly generous review felt pretty surreal. 

Three more months and I can share it with everyone - and I am so looking forward to that. Look for it on March 10th!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

ALA "READ!" Poster (and bookmarks)

I was honored to make a "READ!" poster and bookmarks for the American Library Association featuring my picture book characters. Super excited to say they are available now! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11252

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


So today is my 3-year anniversary of making books and illustrations full-time. It's been an incredible few years - I'm so grateful to everyone who has bought books, or come to events, or sent me notes, or hired me for jobs - it's all very much appreciated.

The next couple of years are packed with more books, more events, more big news (soon!), more everything. I couldn't be happier doing this work - and I couldn't do it without you guys and your support - so thank you!

art from my forthcoming picture book, Templeton Gets His Wish (May 2015)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Princeton Children's Book Festival

SATURDAY JUNE 20th from 11am-4pm

I'll be at the PRINCETON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL on Saturday, sharing a table with my buddy Zachariah OHora. We'll be signing books and I hope drawing pictures with kids, too. Hope you can make it out!