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28 December 2010 @ 09:23 pm
Julie Morstad  

So, today my boyfriend brought home one of my holds from the library: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, a collection of contemporary retellings of fairy tales edited by Kate Bernheimer. The collection features stories by some of my favorite writers (including Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Joyce Carol Oats, and Francine Prose), but what really caught my eye was the book's cover: a simple but eerie illustration of a girl's braid emerging from a cauldron accentuated by bold, beautiful, hand-drawn typography. The cover was illustrated and lettered by Julie Morstad, who also happens to be responsible for the beautiful artwork for Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood album.

So, without further ado, here's a selection of favorites from Julie's online portfolio.

If you like what you see, Julie sells archival quality prints via a Big Cartel shop.
K.: Side Ponytailexchangediary on January 3rd, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
I loved her artwork for Neko, it's one of my favorite illustrated album covers!

I'm about halfway through My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me and it's really fantastic. I'm finding out about so many great new authors!

Thanks so much for your comment. I've missed posting here and am going to try to get back into posting more regularly in the new year!