ILLUSTORIA #9: FOOD

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McSweeney’s is now publishing Illustoria, the beloved art and storytelling magazine for children and their grownups. Celebrating visual storytelling, makers, and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts, and activities, this high-quality publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart. Illustoria’s first issue with McSweeney’s, this food-themed issue features recipes for grapefruit, appreciations of potato chips, guides to the diets of literary giants, contributions by Tunde Olaniran, Mar Hernández, Chef Tamearra Dyson, Brian McMullen, Hein Koh, and more.

Praise for Illustoria magazine

“…(a) beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again…Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers…(with) messages of compassion and inclusivity…bursting with creative ideas and inspiration.”
—“Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,” Wirecutter.com, New York Times

“This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
— Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

“It’s a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line.”
— Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude … offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses.”
—School Library Journal

“Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would’ve loved to have growing up.”
— Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine

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