March 27, 2017

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Behind the Poster: Artist Calef Brown Talks with SLJ


SLJ chatted with the Lee Bennett Hopkins honor award winner about what led him to the creation of the striking poster included in our February 2017 issue.

Behind the Scenes of Our Sesame Street Cover | Inside SLJ

SLJ Sesame Cover

SLJ’s art director, Mark Tuchman, shares the story and process behind the creation of our July cover art—which featured the iconic Big Bird character from Sesame Workshop illustrator Louis Henry Mitchell—from conception to final design.

So What’s with all the ‘People Covers’?: SLJ’s Art Director Explains the Method to Our Madness


Prompted by a reader’s comment, SLJ art director Mark Tuchman addresses our cover strategy and shares some favorites from recent issues of the magazine.