We’re excited to debut this new column, Drawn Out : The Doodled Interview, with guest Bridget Marzo, author/illustrator of Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw (Tate Publishing). Like Harold, Tiz (a cat) and Ott (a donkey) have a magical crayon and brush, allowing them to create their colorful doodling adventures.
I love how they express themselves with a crayon and brush; each create different lines that somehow fit their characters. Tiz is a natural leader and Ott’s a bit more relaxed (read: lazy) with his doodling (but that’s ok!) I also adore their endpapers — a beautiful example of mark-making
Drawn Out : with Bridget Marzo
1. Hi Bridget! What do you recall drawing when you were little?
2. What did you want to be when you grew up?
3. What do you think is Tiz’s favorite thing to draw?
4. What is Ott’s favorite thing to do besides painting?
5. Can you tease us where Tiz & Ott might venture next?
Uh-oh! Hope Tiz and Ott won’t be hanging out without us!
Thanks for being our first Drawn Out guest, Bridget! Don’t forget to check out how to draw Tiz and Ott with Bridget here.
You can meet Bridget Marzo in person at her upcoming appearances:
In London, Bridget will be doing a kids workshop at
On Sept 24 2016 at 2:30pm, French Institute’s library
If you’re in New York City, Bridget will be reading and drawing at
October 7 at 10:30am, Bank Street Bookstore, NYC and
October 8 at 11:00am, Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn
November 14- 20, See Bridget at the South Ken Kids Festival at the French Institute in London in November. psst! There’s a Drawing Competition about traveling! Check out the deets here.
All art copyright Bridget Marzo and used with permission.
How to Draw Tiz and Ott by Bridget Marzo
Bridget Marzo is the author of Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw published by Tate Publishing. We were lucky to have Bridget as our first guest for Drawn Out, our illustrated interview. Below, Bridget shares how to draw her two clever and creative characters, Tiz the cat and Ott the donkey, from the book: