I just learned "Gifts From the Enemy" won a 2015 gold level Benjamin Franklin Award! The award is from the Independent Book Publishers Association and recognizes excellence in book editorial and design and is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. We won in the young reader: nonfiction category (8-12 years). What an honor! Thanks again to the great publisher White Cloud Press and the author Trudy Ludwig for making this book happen. You can read about it here: http://www.ibpa-online.org/ibpa-2015-benjamin-franklin-awards-winners-and-finalists/#young2
Recently I was lucky to be asked by Kathy Teman for an interview on my illustration work for her very popular illustration blog. The weekly feature is called "Illustrator Saturday" and today I am featured! It shows lots of examples of my work and after over 15 years in the business serves as a nice career overview so far. You can read the interview here: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/illustrator-saturday-craig-orback/
Is the illustrator of over 20 published books for children including "Born to Draw Comics" and the Charlotte Award and Keystone to Reading Book Award winning title "The Can Man". He has worked on picture books, easy readers, book covers, textbooks, graphic novels, magazines and beyond. Some of his past clients include Henry Holt & Co., Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Highlights and Boy's Life magazines. Craig also teaches children's book illustration and loves to share his books with students during school and library visits.