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. Subscribe today and receive three issues stuffed to the gills with content guaranteed to bring wonderment to all, delivered straight to your doorstep.
Illustoria #13: Maps
What does it mean to map a place, or an inner world? In this issue, you’ll find maps that are ancient and new … and imagined! Hear from an oceanographer who maps the sea floor, and meet a teenaged climate activist working to save our planet. Draw a treasure mashup map with friends, diagram a mind map using our story-starter cards, and bake a taco boat to let your tastebuds sail away.
For Issues 1-8, and to keep up on the latest news and blog-updates, visit Illustoria.com.
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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
“Each stunning issue is something you’ll proudly want to display on your bookshelf.”
— “20+ Of the Coolest Magazines For Kids, From Toddlers to Tweens,” Mother
“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