Mishou Magazine is an all-new print publication that highlights work by artists ages 15 and under, featuring collaborations between generations and interactive activities.
The first issue is centered around the theme of “Stone Soup,” inspired by the eponymous folktale about coming together as a community to help one another. Activities include designing your own written language with artist Aidan Koch, creating art prints with food scraps, “Find the Difference,” and a maze on the back cover by New Yorker illustrator Joana Avillez. The issue also includes contributions by young artists living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, a family of artists in Hong Kong, submissions by children all around the world, and much more.
Each issue of Mishou has seven sections: Then & Now, which features an adult artists’ work next to their work as a child; Program Highlight, where readers can learn about programs and organizations that focus on making art accessible to children; Family, showing an intergenerational group of artists with ideas and examples for the reader’s own family art projects; Interact, a section featuring mazes, puzzles and prompts for readers, created by professional artists; Picture Book Collaborations, which pair young artists with adult artists for collaboration; Submissions, in which artists ages 15 and under respond to a prompt related to the general theme of the issue; and Dizzy Dollhouse, which features an artist working in 3-D (sculpture, doll-making, etc.). Lastly, the first issue includes a bonus section, which includes a selection of art book recommendations for kids, curated by Childish Books.
Issue 1 Contributors
Joana Avillez, Aidan Koch, Maggie Lee, Kayla Ephros, Jen Shear, Genesis Evans, Jasmin Flores, Yoma Ru Smith, Kataoka Meriyasu, Lydia, Childish Books, Artists from RezHeartwork (Jade, Julie, McKaylee), “cowrice” (Grace, Philip, Sum Ying, Ying Ying), Nima Lee Sutherland, Jaiden Evans, Eta, Lowe, Bo, Pedro, Fabian, Lylah, Maxine, Chow, Issa, Andre, Aaliyah, Niagara, Malcolm, Derya, Lux, Nolawit, Nir