Launch of: Humpty Dumpty and Friends

Last night, we celebrated the launch of Oleg Lipchenko’s Humpty Dumpty and Friends at Nicholas Hoare Books in Toronto.

The event also included a presentation of the 2009 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award to Oleg Lipchenko for his illustrations in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The annual IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, honours outstanding artistic talent in Canadian picture books.

IBBY Canada president, Patricia Ocampo presented Oleg Lipchenko with the award.

This is what the jury had to say:
“Oleg Lipchenko has turned this classic story into a rich experience for readers greeting Alice for the first time, as well as for those who know the original…Lipchenko’s illustrations are more than images on a page; they are an homage to the surreal quality and humor of Lewis Carroll’s text.”

Oleg Lipchenko signing copies of his books and posters.

Throughout the evening, guests were invited to look through Oleg Lipchenko’s portfolio containing the original artworks for the books.

Many thanks to everyone at Nicholas Hoare Books, IBBY Canada, to the family, and friends who came out to show their support for Oleg Lipchenko!

6 Replies to “Launch of: Humpty Dumpty and Friends”

  1. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men HAD FUN! Or so it looks to me.
    The book is beautiful, as is this illustrator’s ALICE.
    Congrats to the very talented Oleg!


  2. Oh I would have loved to have been there! The book and illustrations look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the photos with us. I’ll have to look for it in my local book store. It looks just so unique, my kind of book!

    Buried in Books

  3. Oleg, it’s hard to describe in words all the colour and sofistication I come across in your world of imagination you masterfully open up inviting in. Wishing you keeping up same skill or surpass it in your future endeavours!

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