Courtney Autumn Martin

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Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location Slumberland, RI, United States
Introduction I'm a children's illustrator, doodler, and graphic designer living and working in Rhode Island. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and have since illustrated for several trade and educational publishers. I'm a true kidlit lover with a passion for beautifully written, designed, and illustrated books. If I'm not making art, I'm probably reading. Or hugging a cat.

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Interests Sheep. And art. And children's literature. And kittens. And hugging kittens Also: happy innocent whimsical wonders of the world, light and shadows, drawing, painting, portraiture, photography, artist's books, collecting children's books, trying to be funny, laughing, mediating, tarot cards, runes, sideshows, carnivals, hot air balloons, balloons floating off into the sky, dandelions, fairy tales, shopping carts, fortune cookies, circles, Little Nemo, the Dust Bowl, the history of photography, old cameras, stereoscopic viewers, Viewmasters, wooden fences, stone walls, windmills, fog, mist, waterfalls, patchwork countryside, cloud formations, constellations, crescent moons, the Aurora Borealis, fireflies, lawn gnomes, personifying inanimate objects, doodling, alliteration, articulating myself through written word, blending in, antiques, old trunks, old text, promoting creativity in children
Favorite Movies Practical Magic, Amelie, Shaun of The Dead, Jurassic Park, With Honors, The Sound of Music, Gladiator, Interview With The Vampire, Office Space, The Witches, Matilda, Contact, Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppet Christmas Carol, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Waking Ned Divine, Chocolat, Lord Of The Rings, every Harry Potter film (especially Order Of The Phoenix)
Favorite Music Stars, Florence+ the Machine, The Shins, Devotchka, The Submarines, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Beirut, Enya, Sigur Ros, Bird and The Bee, Of Monsters and Men
Favorite Books Song of Ice and Fire series, Mr. Palomar, Harry Potter, The Invention Of Morel, The Serpent Came To Gloucester, The Water Gift and The Pig of the Pig, The Three Golden Keys, Old Coyote

Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?

Just the other day I saw a tuna riding a high wheel bicycle down main street while juggling four cans of Starkist.