Hogan, Jamie

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Hogan, Jamie

Personal

Born in NH; married Marty Braun (an illustrator), 1988; children: Daisy. Education: Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. Hobbies and other interests: Skiing, motorcycling, beachcombing.

Addresses

Home and office—Peaks Island, ME. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Illustrator. Teaches illustration at Maine College of Art, Portland; has also taught editorial illustration at Art Institute of Boston.

Member

Graphic Artists Guild.

Awards, Honors

Lupine Award Honor Book, Maine Library Association, 2007, for Rickshaw Girl.

Writings

ILLUSTRATOR

Mitali Perkins, Rickshaw Girl, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA), 2007.

Contributor of illustrations to periodicals, including American Illustration, Boston Globe, Graphis, Print, Mother Jones, and Los Angeles Times.

Sidelights

Jamie Hogan, an illustrator based in Maine, often works in charcoal pencil, pastel, and paper collage. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Hogan has contributed to such publications as the Boston Globe, Graphis, and Mother Jones. She also teaches illustration at the Maine College of Art.

In 2007 Hogan provided the illustrations for Rickshaw Girl, an award-winning picture book by Mitali Perkins. Rickshaw Girl centers on Naima, a ten-year-old Bangladeshi girl who displays a talent for painting the traditional alpana patterns used to decorate homes during special celebrations. Hoping to assist her impoverished family, Naima disguises herself as a boy and attempts to drive her father's rickshaw, but her efforts end in disaster. The resourceful Naima must then use her artistic gifts to rectify her mistake.

Several critics praised Hogan's work in Rickshaw Girl. The illustrator's "bold black-and-white sketches show the brave girl, the beautiful traditional alpana painting and rickshaw art," Hazel Rochman commented in Booklist. "Black-and-white pastel drawings depict authentic alpana designs and also provide glimpses into Naima's dynamic world," remarked Horn Book contributor Norah Piehl. "Short chapters, well-delineated characters, soft black-line pastel illustrations, and a child-appropriate solution enrich this easy-to-read chapter book," Susan Hepler similarly noted in School Library Journal.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, November 1, 2006, Hazel Rochman, review of Rickshaw Girl, p. 54.

Horn Book, May-June, 2007, Norah Piehl, review of Rickshaw Girl, p. 288.

Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2006, review of Rickshaw Girl, p. 1225.

School Library Journal, April, 2007, Susan Hepler, review of Rickshaw Girl, p. 115.

ONLINE

Jamie Hogan Home Page,http://www.hoganbraun.com (August 10, 2008).

Jamie Hogan Web log,http://www.jamiepeeps.blogspot.com/ (August 10, 2008).