BRYAN COLLIER is an award-winning illustrator. His most recent project was illustrating Between the Lines, by Sandra Neil Wallace. This new picture book is a biography of Collier’s longtime hero Ernie Barnes. Collier illustrated his story using watercolors and collage.
Ernie Barnes was an artist. He grew up in the segregated South. His paintings inspired many people, including Collier. But Barnes wasn’t only an artist. He was a professional football player, too. “The point of this book is that you can have more than one love,” Collier told TFK. “Whatever love you have in your life, chase it.”