Parents and teachers, feel free to print this for your classrooms and kids if you think the message could be useful, as long as you don’t use it on anything you plan to sell.
I made these illustrations of little girls who grew up to change the history of science and technology.
Teachers and parents, feel free to use these to show your kids great role models. I will add more.
You can also find the series on Facebook HERE. Your suggestions are welcome!
Doodle + creative tip of the day: if drawing something in particular makes you feel good, draw it as often as you want. Don’t feel guilty about being repetitive. It doesn’t mean you’re not creative. Drawing can be a form of meditation, and meditation is often repetitive. Drawing can also be about having fun, and drawing what makes you feel good is a way to reconnect with the simple childish pleasure of making things appear on paper. In my case, I feel good drawing weird creatures, birds, and cacti these days. What’s your special feel-good subject?
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My new books is in stores today! What you’ll find in it: a grumpy scientist, some annoying humans, a dog that pees everywhere, tons of cute animals, gross science facts, mac n’ cheese, a boy with hand-drawn hair, a lesson on poopology, and a very special and smelly creature that will melt your heart (I hope). Available online and in bookstores!
I had the great honor of being invited to draw and chat live on The New York Times Books‘ Facebook page!
As you can imagine, it was very very intimidating and stressful. Drawing and answering questions at the same time is hard (especially in front of thousands of viewers!)
That’s why, if you watch the whole video, you’ll have the privilege of seeing me make a mistake while hand-writing the title of one of my books. C’est la vie!
Also, the interviewer mistakenly said I had translated the book myself. I didn’t; Richard Kutner did this excellent job. I’m sorry I didn’t correct her at the time, I was very nervous.
Click here to watch the video!
To buy the book The Great Antonio, click here.
Meet The Great Antonio! My latest book tells the story of Montreal strongman Antonio Barichievitch, a colorful giant who pulled buses and trains with his hair. Yes, for real! I can’t wait to hear what your kids think of him. You can buy my book in every U.S or Canada bookstore, or online everywhere.
Teachers and parents: you have my authorisation to print this image (in full-color or black-and-white) as a poster for your classroom, your kid’s bedroom, your office, your t-shirt or wherever you want, for free. Please don’t sell it or use it on products intended for sale. The high-res image is available here.
I am aware that many important scientists are missing from this illustration. The selection process was hard! Please feel free to suggest your favorite famous scientists in the comments below. You can even create your own poster. This one is far from complete; just my little personal attempt at inspiring young girls to study science.
Here’s my latest book! Ada hates everything about ballet class, yet she still has to go! Arabesques? Grotesque! And then one Saturday, Ada pliés right out the door and into the hallway, smacking into someone who thinks her ungraceful moves are great!
Based on a true story (OK, MINE), Ada will demonstrate that being angry is OK, that being bad at something doesn’t mean you’re bad at everything, and that you have to experiment to find your way. Hope you’ll like it!