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Sara Varon (American, b. 1971)
Shoes by Francis, 2016
Inking for New Shoes, First Second Books, 2018
Ink on Bristol paper
Signed back
Sheet 13 ¾ x 10 ¾ inches
Copyright © 2018 Sara Varon

Sara Varon drew this page for her graphic novel New Shoes (2018) with ink and brush before coloring it in Photoshop. She had yet to make corrections-the dog walking by the shoe shop has five arms instead of two!

New Shoes won the Silver Medal for Long Form Comic from the Society of Illustrators and MoCCA Arts Festival in 2018. Her graphic novel Odd Duck (2013), written by Cecil Castellucci, was a 2014 Eisner Award Nominee. Her work was featured in The Carle's exhibition 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 Sara Varon