DIANA SUDYKA (pronounced soo-dee-kah, it’s Slavic) is a Chicago based illustrator. Early on she created screenprinted gigposters for musicians including: Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, The Black Keys, and The Decemberists. Examples this early poster work can be seen in Gigposters Volume 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century (Quirk Books). She has illustrated several volumes of the award winning children's book series The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, as well as The Secret Keepers. Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming (Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster) is her first picture book illustration work, with more to come in 2019 including When Sue Found Sue by Toni Buzzeo (Abrams), and What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett ( Beach Lane Books). Working mainly in gouache, ink and watercolor, subject matter and aesthetic choices for her paintings are largely informed by a deep passion for the natural world, and inspired by a love of various folk art traditions. When not working or with her family, she still sometimes volunteers in the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History bird lab, and used to write about that experience here. Her instagram feed sometimes has a disproportionate amount of pictures of lichens and moss.
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Select Client List:
Abrams, Beach Lane Books, The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, HarperCollins, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Random House, Simon and Schuster, The Washington Post.
For all other illustration inquiries please contact me.