Books by the Banks is thrilled to announce the 2017 poster illustrator, Tara Calahan King. Tara is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, muralist, and designer. Recognized by the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and the School Library Journal, she is noted for her quirky, yet endearing characters and odd perspectives. She is a frequent presenter at schools and libraries, promoting art, literacy, creativity, and she provides activities that inspire the imagination. We are honored to work with Tara as she creates the artwork for this year’s festival poster.
Calahan King’s artwork, created exclusively for the festival, will be revealed at a special event set for 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208. It is free and open to the public. Attendees may purchase the poster for $15 and get it signed by Calahan King who, along with past poster illustrators, will briefly speak.