Olga book giveaway!

 

I'm giving away 3 Olga books on my Instagram account! It's this way.

Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere

 

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!

Drawing live on The New York Times Books!

 

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!)

The Great Antonio

 

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.

Printable poster: women scientists

 

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.

The cranky ballerina

 

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!

The toad is in stores now!

The Toad, latest addition to my Disgusting Critters series, is in stores now! Long live The Toad. You can buy it here or at your favorite local bookstore.
Teachers: find a fun activity book on The Toad here!

 

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Excellent review from The Quill and Quire

I am delighted with this review from my latest book, The Cranky Ballerina, from The quill and Quire. They compare me to Kate Beaton, Jon Klassen and Melanie Watt!! I think I'm going to explode with pride. 

Licensing

If you ever find an image you'd like to license for commercial purposes, please contact lori@painted-words.com 

Licensing

If you ever find an image you'd like to license for commercial purposes, please contact lori@painted-words.com 

I want a monster!

 

My new book is in stores today! Meet Winnie, who'll soon learn how much trouble baby monsters can be. It's a good thing they're so cute, right?

 

This is my first book with Katherine Tegen / HarperCollins. You can buy it in most bookstores.

Montreal

 

I felt like trying something different, so I painted this imaginary street from an imaginary era in Montreal. This was painted in Photoshop, but I tried to use tools that mimick natural gouache and marker brushes. Did it work?

New prints for you!

 

Here are two now prints in my Sur ton mur collection! You can buy them here, along with a bunch of other new illustrations.

 

Owl print for sale

 

Here's a new art print for you! You can buy it HERE.

 

 

Fish art print for sale

 

Drawing fish is relaxing. Try it, you'll see!
You can buy this limited edition art print here: http://en.surtonmur.com/collections/elise-gravel/products/poissons

 

My new book!

 

Here's what I found in the mail today: the advance copy of my new book, I want a monster, available March 1st in bookstores. Hope you'll like it! 
 

Great review for my new book!

 

Here's a great review of my new book, I want a monster, in Quill and Quire magazine!

 

New Fall print

Here's my new fall print! You can buy it here.

 

 

Drawing hedgehogs

 

I discovered yesterday that drawing hedgehogs makes me happy.

Go ahead, try it! It's easy. 

 

 

 

 

New print for sale!

This is my latest illustration offerd for sale on Sur ton mur. It's a signed limited edition print. Click here to see it in store!

 

 

"Girls can be" t-shirt

 

I just created this t-shirt! You can buy it here, and the French version here. Girls can be anything they want! Click here for kid sizes.

Illustrations for Nepal


UPDATE: this fundraising has ended. We've raised 1650$ and you bought 65 prints! Thank you all for your help.

Disgusting critters: the whole crew!

 

Here are all the books that I made so far in the Disgusting Critters series: The worm, The rat, The fly, Head lice, The rat, and The slug. My idea was to make fun science books for kids about gross bugs or animals. Have fun!

Two new disgusting critters in stores now!

 

Meet your two new "friends", the spider and the head louse. Bon appétit!