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David Small (American, b. 1945)
Untitled, 2018
Sketch forThis Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019
Pen and ink and ink wash on Fabriano 100% rag paper
Signed bottom right corner
Sheet 12 ½ x 10 inches
Copyright © David Small

This sleepy cat didn't make it into the final art for This Book of Mine (2019) since David Small and the book's creative team decided the publication should have minimal color. Small says, "I adore the many cats in my life who have found my desktop a haven, for whatever it is that cats long for a haven from in their hectic lives."

Small's graphic novel Stitches: A Memoir (2009) was a National Book Award Finalist and received an Alex Award from ALA. His graphic novel Home After Dark (2018) also won an Alex Award. His art was featured in The Carle's exhibitions Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Artists and their Heroes (2017) and Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age (2019).

All proceeds benefit The Carle's mission to instill a love of art and reading through picture books.

Artwork is framed by R. Michelson Galleries using archival materials.

Winners can take their artwork immediately after The Carle Honors. Absentee winners will receive their artwork via Federal Express; a flat shipping fee of $150 per artwork will apply.

Donated By David Small