Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids and their grownups. It celebrates visual storytelling, makers, and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts, and activities. Illustoria was founded by Joanne Chan and is now published by McSweeney’s in San Francisco, California. Each issue is sold separately.
#19: Cats & Dogs
A deluxe double issue for dog AND cat lovers featuring cover art by Jon Klassen!
Are you a fan of felines? Start from the cat side, and read about the cat heroes from your favorite fiction. Check out the factoids section for astonishing news about world-record-breaking kitties. Navigate a cat face maze and make origami cats from sticky notes.
Are you devoted to pups? Flip the magazine over to delve into the inner lives of canines, with art curated by Nathaniel Russell. Dog Chef demonstrates paw-print cookies while also sharing behind-the-scenes tales in an exclusive interview! Try out our story-starter cards for writing exercises, hear what student writers from around the world have to say, and check out recommendations for pet-themed books.
Enter the lively world of the jungle to find mysterious creatures, peculiar plants, and a distinctive climate.
Is the Bird of Paradise a bird, a bloom, or both? Our favorite poet tries to find out. Learn about rare and remarkable animals in our guest curator feature with Stewart Easton, and a host of new artists. Hop in the kitchen with Dog Chef for tips on whipping up a tropical smoothie, and follow Broccoli Guy as he searches the forest to find… a true wild yam. All this, and so much, just waiting to be discovered by adventurous young readers inside this gorgeous verdant issue, featuring stunning cover art by Laura Carlin.
Dip, dive, revel, roam, and deeply immerse yourself in the visual, tasty, and sumptuous feast. Peel back the cover, listen to the colors… and see for yourself!
Learn more about Michael DeForge in our cover artist interview, and meet guest curator Lauren Tamaki, who invited four new artists to envision their personal “Garden of Earthly Delights.” Cook up ideas for tactile adventures with Dog Chef, and hear Broccoli Guy talk about ways to enjoy rainbow carrots. Visit our DIY sensory corner for tips on crafting a calm mood, and listen to our playlist recommendations as you absorb and revel among these pages.
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