Call, Greg

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Call, Greg

Personal

Born in CO; married; children: two. Education: Colorado Institute of Art, graduated 1983; Art Center College of Design, graduated 1988.

Addresses

Home—MT.

Career

Illustrator. Colorado Institute of Art, former art director.

Awards, Honors

Addy Award; awards from Society of Illustrators.

Illustrator

Doreen Rappaport and Joan Verniero, Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2004.

Tony Abbott, Kringle, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2005.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2006.

Candice Ransom, Secret in the Tower, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2006.

Candice Ransom, Bones in the Badlands, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2006.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Escape from the Carnivale, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2006.

Candice Ransom, Horses in the Wind, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2007.

Candice Ransom, Rider in the Night: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2007.

Candice Ransom, Signals in the Sky, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2007.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2007.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Cave of the Dark Wind, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2007.

Candice Ransom, Gold in the Hills: A Tale of the Klondike Gold Rush, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2008.

Laurel Snyder, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains; or, The Search for a Suitable Princess, Random House (New York, NY), 2008.

Candice Ransom, Message in the Mountain: A Tale of Mount Rushmore, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2008.

Candice Ransom, Flames in the City: A Tale of the War of 1812, Mirrorstone (Renton, WA), 2008.

Dan Elish, The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2008.

Ridley Pearson, Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn, Disney Editions (New York, NY), 2008.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Blood Tide, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2008.

Sidelights

Artist and illustrator Greg Call has degrees from the Colorado Institute of Art and from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His freelance work has been sought after in a variety of industries, including publishing, video games, music, sports, and film. Both as a painter and a sculptor, Call's talent for conceptual work has provided the visual starting point for many of his clients' projects. He displays his paintings and sculptures in fine-art venues, in addition to producing commercial work and creating illustrations for a number of books.

Call has collaborated with the writing team of David Barry and Ridley Pearson to create the art for "Never Land" books such as Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, and Escape from the Carnivale. These books include images of the fantastic, including flying carpets, mermaids, and Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in flight. Call's work includes color and black-and-white illustrations, and a frequent subject is the diabolical Captain Hook.

For the "Time Spies" fantasy novels by Candice Ransom, Call's artwork brings to life a group of children traveling through time with the aid of a magic spyglass. His illustrations for these books depict scenes from U.S. history, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the fossil-hunting Bone Wars of the late 1800s.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 1, 2004, Ilene Cooper, review of Peter and the Starcatchers, p. 121; October 15, 2005, Ilene Cooper, review of Kringle, p. 48; June 1, 2006, GraceAnne A DeCandido, review of Peter and the Shadow Thieves, p. 66; November 15, 2007, Kathleen Isaacs, review of Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, p. 44; February 15, 2008, Carolyn Phelan, review of The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, p. 78.

Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2003, review of Victory or Death!: Stories of the American Revolution, p. 539.

Publishers Weekly, August 23, 2004, review of Peter and the Starcatchers, p. 55.

School Library Journal, June, 2003, Jean Gaffney, review of Victory or Death!, p. 168; August, 2006, Eva Mitnick, review of Peter and the Shadow Thieves, p. 113; February, 2007, Elaine E. Knight, review of Bones in the Badlands, p. 94.

ONLINE

Shannon Associates Web site,http://www.shannonassociates.com/ (February 23, 2009), "Greg Call."

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