TINA and CARSON KüGLER both grew up in Milwaukee, influenced by Mary Nohl’s garden of fantastical creatures. They blossomed into professional artists and created three rather loud creatures of their own. After years of dreaming about how to turn Mary’s wonderland into a book, IN MARY’S GARDEN (HMH), Tina and Carson combined traditional and digital collage elements to capture the spirit of Mary’s art. The Küglers currently reside in Los Angeles, where Carson is a storyboard supervisor for Nickelodeon Animation, and Tina is a full-time children’s book illustrator.
Visit Tina and Carson online at: studiokugler.wordpress.com
For more information contact Teresa Kietlinski at teresa(a)bookmarkliterary.com.
Interviews + Reviews:
The Busy Librarian’s (aka Matthew Winner) “Let’s Get Busy” podcast: Link
Watch Connect Read blog book trailer premiere and interview with Mr Schu: Link
—School Library Journal
“The Küglers use watercolor, digital painting, collage and vintage papers to portray Mary’s world and sculptures…A friendly chronicle of an offbeat artist.”
“Chalky mixed-media collages are punctuated by items of significance…a quiet homage.”
“The authors embellish their picture-book biography of artist Mary Nohl (1914–2001) with touches of whimsy…The illustrations—digital collages of scratchy, affectionate paintings on an assortment of papers—mirror this sense of wonder.”
—Horn Book Magazine