From The Desk Of The Innocence Mission: Laura Carlin And Beatrice Alemagna

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the first innocence mission album. Since then, the Lancaster, Pa., band—wife/husband duo Karen and Don Peris (both play multiple instruments and sing) and bassist Mike Bitts—has released nine more LPs. The latest is Sun On The Square (Badman), which also features Peris children Anna (viola) and Drew (violin) on a couple tracks. Karen and Don will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.

Karen: If, like me, you are very fond of great picture-book art, maybe you will enjoy these, too. The images here are from fairly recent work by two of my favorite illustrators. Laura Carlin and Beatrice Alemagna create unique and interesting and beautiful illustrations that are rich in texture and resonate with emotional connection. I really enjoyed watching this short film of Beatrice in her studio …

… and this interview with Laura about illustrating The Promise: