Podcast: Illustrator and Artist Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is one of the most prolific artists and illustrators working today, having illustrated more than 100 books, many of which feature Black children. That’s not by accident either. Cooper’s work is rooted in race. By creating negative space through erasing, Cooper provides a base to his work seemingly out of nowhere. To full grasp how he works, you need to see it:

In this episode, we talked with Floyd about creating the kind of art he didn’t see as a child, the importance of author-illustrator relationships, and how his process directly relates to race.

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