Paul Carrick: Drawing on his past


He grew up in Edgartown, the youngest son of the late Donald Carrick, a revered Island artist and children’s book illustrator, and West Tisbury resident Carol Carrick, a children’s book author of national repute.

Paul Carrick now lives in Boston, and has come into his own as an artist. In addition to his fantasy illustrations for magazines, role-play games, and CD covers, Mr. Carrick, a 1994 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has written and illustrated his own books, “Wired” and 
”Watch Out For Wolfgang” (Charlesbridge Publishing). He provided the illustrations for two of his mother’s popular books, “Mothers Are Like That” and “Polar Bears are Hungry” (Clarion Books).

During his return trips to the Island this soft-spoken artist shares his work and time with Islanders. It is a gathering of new fans and a reunion of old friends, as he shares stories and conversations.

On Monday, June 28, at 5 pm, the West Tisbury library is hosting “Wolfgang and Other Stories, a meet-and-greet reception for Mr. Carrick.