Illustrator, writer and alumnus Nora Krug (MFA 2004 Illustration as Visual Essay) has been awarded a 2014 Sendak Fellowship. The fellowship is a residency program for artists who tell stories with illustration. Located on the property of the late Maurice Sendak, the award-winning children’s book author behind Where the Wild Things Are, the award grants artists a one-month residency with a room and studio located in a natural setting, as well as a stipend to cover daily expenses. During the residency, fellows focus on their own projects and participate in discussions with visiting artists and professionals in the field. Sendak fellows are nominated and judged by an anonymous panel of artists. There is no application process.
Nora Krug is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel, Red Riding Hood Redux (Bries, 2009); Shadow Atlas (StraneDizioni, 2012), a 42-page-silkscreen-illustrated encyclopedia of ghosts and spirits, which won a silver Cube at the 2013 Art Directors Club awards; and the children’s book, My Cold Went on Vacation (Putnam, 2011). Krug’s award-winning biographical comic Kamikaze (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), about a
World War II Pilot who unexpectedly survived his mission, was included in The Best American Comics 2013 anthology.