A Visit From Santa Clops or The Fright Before Christmas, by Gig Wailgum (MFA 1991 Illustration as Visual Essay): In this latest adaption of Wailgum’s monstrous take on the holiday classic The Night Before Christmas, Santa Clops—the beastly one-eyed cousin of Kris Kringle—stops by a slumbering family’s house on Christmas Eve to put some coal in the stockings of the children that live there. Wailgum created his Santa Clops character while a student in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department. For more information or to purchase the book, click here.
Peanut, by Paul Hoppe (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Ayun Halliday: Hoppe illustrates this coming-of-age graphic novel written by Halliday about a teenage girl who pretends to have a peanut allergy to gain new friends when she’s forced to transfer to a new high school. For more information or to purchase Peanut, visit Schwartz & Wade.
Polar Bear Morning, by Stephen Savage (MFA 1996 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Lauren Thompson: A companion to their New York Times bestselling children’s book Polar Bear Night, Savage illustrates this follow up written by Thompson about a polar bear cub who makes an unlikely new friend while out exploring her arctic world. For more information or to purchase, click here.