Picture Books are perhaps the greatest and most expresive form of art in our time. For picture books communicate a message as all art does, only its message can be longer and more complex then other visual arts. More importantly picture books are geared towards the future, not the past or the present that only exists within the artists mind. For a picture book is intendend for the children that make up the future. It acts as a means to teach the child and to help them come to a better appreciation of the beauty of visual arts. For this reason nothing is more important then the study of picture books. The purpose of this journal is to create a community of those who study picture books to help futher the study of this wonderful feild.