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Josh Alves

illustrator in Bangor, Maine

From Concept to Completion

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2014
IN BANGOR, ME @ VOL 11

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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A Condensed History of Publishing

BY JENNIFER MOSHER
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Jennifer Mosher offers a condensed history of publishing.

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The Concept Book Store - Ta Kao Books Store

BY 小子 GODKIDLLA
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

PR manager of Ta Kao Books, designer of Godkidlla, first considered the different mindsets of people from different cities across Taiwan, before founding the Ta Kao bookstore with a friend (he originally hoped that the business would resonate amongst Kaoshiong's readers). By combining a bookstore with a café and event space, his diversified operation has come to delight a plethora of different customers. He now looks forward to operating in the unique style of Japan's concept bookstores, offering a more refined selection of books.

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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Nomad Images

BY MÓNICA NARANJO U
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

Very few presenters get to be at three PechaKucha nights in the same Country. But then even fewer presenters are Mónica Narajo. She shared with the audience her latest project, an independent publishing house making books about places.

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Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book

BY TOM BURTONWOOD
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

In Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Artist Tom Burtonwood shares his 3D printed book projects Orihon, Folium and Twenty Something Sullivan. Burtonwood shares in depth about his process and motivations for making his books.

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Original

BY NEIL GOWER
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 28, 2018

Neil Gower tracks the path of his career as a commerical artist and explains why original artwork and printed matter is still so popular. 

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Born Creative

BY AARON BLECHA
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

UK Brighton-based author and illustrator Aaron Blecha, originally haled from Wisconsin in the US.  Aaron shares his early inspirations and the highly imaginative characters he creates.  Now creating characters and picture books for children, it seems that he was always on a creative path, even as a child himself.