Glendale area Schmooze for Sept.
We went over funny illustrations. Lots of great input!
Nice to see new faces and all the great new talent.
We also have GREAT NEWS...
PUBLISHED WORK THAT IS OUT FOR 2 PEEPS!
DAN THE TAXI MAN ILLUSTRATION BY KENT CULOTTA
AND JUST BECAUSE ILLUS BY DENISE CLEMMENSEN!!!
We discussed many great fun and funny illustrators and characters.
Nilah brought the book I want my hat back by Jon Klassen
Maurice Sendak - Very Far Away and Bubble Bubble (these are from my collection of first publishings of Sendak books)
Gris Grimly - Creature Carnival.. a gorey kind of humor
Lane Smith - the true story of the 3 little pigs... we like how the first pig get it.... and when the wolf blows it down this is the line... And right in the middle of the pile of straw was the first little pig - dead as a doornail. He was home the whole time. It seemed a shame to leave a perfectly good ham dinner lying there in the straw. So I ate it up.
Shel Silverstein - A Giraffe and a Half
Bill Peet - How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head
David Catrow - How Murray saved Christmas
David Shannon - Robot Zot
(and one of my sons favorite books of all time Anthony Brown - The Bear Book)
Also shared was the Art of Humorous Illustration by Nick Meglin
Another was a not so childrens story but FUNNY Shel Silverstein's Uncle Shelby's ABZ's
Check it out yourself (not the kids).
Lynda and Frans shared some art work, great new drawings and story ideas.
All in ALL GReat work y'all keep it up!
Dates to remember:
Illustrator's Day is Sat Nov 3 and if you want to be in the illus contest get your work in by Oct 1.
There is and OC Children's Book Fest Sept 30 and we have some illus signing there new books in it. If you want to carpool let me know by email.
Check out: James Christensen Illustrates the Funny side of Fantasy