Rockland illustrator Jim Sollers will give a pencil-in-hand talk Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. While drawing for the audience, Sollers will describe how a book travels from idea to finished product.

The award-winning artist works with equal proficiency in a wide range of styles ranging from precise technical drawings to whimsical, simply styled pictures for children’s books. His illustrations have appeared in numerous books, including the Down East titles “Antlers Forever,” “First Feud” and “Moose, of Course!” In addition, his work, including cartoons, has appeared in numerous magazines both here and abroad; and many of his paintings are now in private collections.

This event is part of the Maine Authors & Illustrators Series sponsored by the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, The Reading Corner and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. For more information, call Jean Young, children’s librarian, at 594-0310.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to