Book Signing | Curious Li’l Lilli in Carmel, CA

Book Signing Party at River House Books, Carmel, CA Sunday, October 8, at 1 p.m   Local author, Karlene Kay Ryan and fine artist and illustrator, Rich Brimer (founder of Carmel Visual Arts) invite you to a presentation and book signing of their collaboration on the Children’s Picture Book: “Curious Li’l Lilli, A Lamb of […]

Book Launch Party — March 23, 2022 — Carmel, CA

Book Launch Party Wed, March 23, 2022, Carmel, CA Author, Karlene Kay Ryan, and Illustrator, Rich Brimer launched their newly published children’s book—Curious Li’l Lilli—on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Carmel, CA. The fun began at 5pm. They both told stories and were glad to be signing many books. Also, Rich Brimer’s linoleum block illustrations—that […]

Printing video “Reunited with the flock”

Creating the Curious Li’l Lilli lino block prints has been a fun project to produce. Here is a short 90-second video I created that shows the printing of the 12×12″ block that is on the final page of the book. —Rich

Chippy gets Colorized

Each illustration of Curious L’il Lilli was printed by Illustrator, Rich Brimer with black ink then scanned. The image was then colorized on an iPad using Procreate using a stylus pen. Below is an example of Chippy the Chipmunk being colorized.  <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

Curious Li’l Lilli is off to the publisher

The cover of our book shows Li’l Lilli curiously chasing after a butterfly.  Off to the publisher… Hi everyone. Our book has been finished and we are happy to announce that Curious Li’l Lilli is finally off to the publisher and should be available to purchase in the coming weeks. Karlene and Rich will be […]

Sheep and Water

Today we begin with a story. This is the story of how a curious lamb became the subject of our children’s book. Karlene Kay Ryan and Rich Brimer have been working on the story of Curious Li’l Lilli and the detailed linoleum block carvings and prints to bring you this book. Over 30 years ago, […]