Issue One - Root and Star
Issue One - Root and Star
Issue One - Root and Star
Issue One - Root and Star

Issue One

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We Dream of Wild Sweets

January/February 2016

We were so young! Our very first issue, in which Root and Star, drawn by the wonderful Russian artist Lida Larina, had their very first adventure together. These pages also feature French artist Aliette Amm and our friend Abbi Israelsen, who went on to fill so many of our pages!

40 full-color pages of beauty and life.

The target audience for each magazine is children ages 2-8, or children who are being read to and/or are just learning to read—but because children are never far from their siblings and caregivers, we created a magazine that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

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Issue One Contributors

  • Aliette Amm lives in FRANCE. View her paintings in her online shop
  • Robert Campbell lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter Rosemary, where they enjoy plays and playing, art and drawing, laughing, food, and more. 
  • Amanda Ferris explores inner space.  She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga and goes to bed at the same time as her six year old. 
  • David Gregal, Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime. 
  • Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana with six children, a husband and two black Labradors. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations , she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children by the warm fireplace. 
  • Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen is an artist who lives in the forest of Indiana.  Abbi likes to look for fossils, mushrooms, and geodes with her three children.  As a family they love to hike, swing, and draw on the sidewalk. 
  • Lida Larina lives in RUSSIA. Everyday Lida walks her best friend – her black dog named Babai. After their walk Lida draws the sleeping Babai. 
  • Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time. 
  • Courtney Mandryk is one of the editors of this magazine. She and her husband live with two dogs, two cats, and two kids in Virginia, where they love Free Union Country School.
  • Chana Rothman is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. She lives with her partner and three children in a cozy house with a piano, eight drums, and at least six guitars. 
  • Mimi Williams is an Olympia printmaker.  Her work is inspired by her communtiy and the incredible beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Christine Hartzler is one of the editors of this magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. In the winter, they like to go to the rocky, seaweed-y, drift-woody beaches near their house.