July 6, 2021

We Go Together by Calef Brown

Illustrator and children’s book author Calef Brown studied at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. With engaging and nonsensical characters, Brown crafts narrative story-poems using a jazzy beat. In interviews, he has cited wordplay, dreams, and the rhythms of music as inspirations. Brown carries a notebook for daily sketching and has illustrated the work of a variety of authors, including Daniel Pinkwater, Edward Lear, and Jonah Winter. Brown’s illustrations have also appeared in Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, and Travel + Leisure. He has taught illustration at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and the Maine College of Art in Portland.