Count The Monkeys

“In Which The Monkeys Prove To Be Remarkably Hard To Count.”

Picture of the children's book, Count The Monkeys. The crocodile spread from the book Count The Monkeys. The grizzly bear spread from the book Count The Monkeys. Various details from the book Count The Monkeys including a lumberjack who looks like champion air guitarist Windhammer. Various details from the book Count The Monkeys. Concept roughs for the book Count The Monkeys. Concept art for polka-dotted bagpipe-playing rhinos from the book Count The Monkeys. Thumbnail spreads for the book Count The Monkeys. Lumberjack designs for the book Count The Monkeys. Rough spreads from book Count The Monkeys with woodcut typography. Progression of the cover design for the book Count The Monkeys. Concept drawings of monkeys from Count The Monkeys and drawings of Mac Barnett as a monkey. Original paintings from Count The Monkeys. Illustration from the pitch for Count The Monkeys.

About This Project

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Count The Monkeys is my second book with the amazing Mac Barnett. It is a counting book, meaning it introduces children to numbers and such and so. And perhaps some adults who just haven't been paying attention for several decades.

Displayed here are several spreads from the book itself, as well as some of the concept art and roughs. I had to draw a lot of monkeys. More than the usual amount, which is probably three to four monkeys a day. I'm sure you average somewhere around there as well.

If you're interested in getting your own copy of Count The Monkeys, I have great news! They sell it in bookstores, or if you're lazy like me, you can get it on Amazon.com.

About Kevin

Kevin Cornell spends his days in Philadelphia, drawing made-up things. You know… like a “dog driving a bus”, or a “talking can of beets”. If you ever see a talking can of beets, tell Kevin. He's been trying to figure that one out for years.

He has illustrated several books, websites, and comics, and has been doing it for quite a long time now. There's a ton more of his drawings on his old site. And even more on his old old site.

If you have a book you want Kevin to illustrate, please get in touch with his agent, the distinguished Steve Malk. If you wish to contact Kevin because he's behind on his payments and you need to know where to send the next toe… hmmm… send that to his agent, too.