Friends of Concreteworks | ILLUSTORIA Magazine

Kaseman_Illustoria_RAW_IMG_1809Mark Rogero and Joanne Chan, co-founders of ILLUSTORIA: A Magazine for Creative Kids & Their Grownups. Photo by Melissa Kaseman.

We are excited to announce that Concreteworks founder & principal Mark Rogero, along with his partner, Joanne Chan, are launching ILLUSTORIA, a quarterly print magazine for creative kids & their grownups that celebrates visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture.  

Kaseman_IMG_1676Joanne’s workstation with issue 1 layouts and prototype. The premiere issue launches Summer 2016. Photo by Melissa Kaseman.

The publication brings together Joanne’s passion for children’s literature and art with Mark’s expertise in design and making things. The magazine’s mission is to inspire creativity through original stories, art, comics, interviews and activities.

Dream Before Building_spread sampleExcerpt from the four-page comic, "Dream Before Building" by Lark Pien.

Issue 1 highlights include an essay by celebrated singer Andrew Bird, an interview with Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator Aaron Becker, a feature on Newbery and Eisner award-winning graphic novelist Cece Bell and a spotlight on Ramen Shop’s co-founder and chef Rayneil De Guzman. 

CW blog post_Ramen Shop excerptExcerpt from "Noodling Around with Ramen Shop’s Rayneil De Guzman." Art by Molly Maeda

The 64-page magazine features the creative original work of dozens of contributors (artists, storytellers, musicians, makers), DIY activities, music & book reviews and a recipe.

CW blog post_Make This excerptDIY activity in issue 1 by Elizabeth Haidle

Kaseman_IMG_1398Photo by Melissa Kaseman.

Kaseman_IMG_1439Activities from issue 1. Photo by Melissa Kaseman.

For those of you who are artists, writers or makers, feel free to reach out to Joanne directly. She welcomes opportunities to showcase and collaborate with fellow friends of Concreteworks.

Visit to subscribe, connect, or find out more about the team and vision. Mark and Joanne would love to have your support.