Check out Forum on KQED this monday (yes, tomorrow!), from 10 to 11 am. Yours truly will be on the show, with a panel of other notables. We'll be talking about how people of color are underrepresented (or not) in children's books today. The topic was sparred by an article written by Walter Dean Myers in the NYT :
The full link to the panel is here:
Much thank to the great Gene Luen Yang, writer and artist extraordinaire, who recommended me for the panel.
And on the topic of multiracial art, here's a poster I did for Scholastic's "Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life" campaign for this year. You can actually buy this poster, along with many other amazing designs, at the Scholastic website:
Man, this whole post seems to be a collection of links...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Mark your calendars, San Francisco! believe it or not, i am finally dragging myself out for an official book signing! well, maybe more unofficial -- i'm tagging along with the great PHIL BILDNER to sign books at Books Passage in Corte Madera, next friday evening (march 21st) at 6 pm.
phil and i worked on a book together a long time ago called "twenty-one elephants". one of the first books i ever did, and believe it or not, this was one of the fastest books i ever did. from start (getting the contract and starting the sketches) to finish (turning in final art), it took me three months total. that included a research trip to new york, and some very very very detailed sketches. i think it also secured me in the industry is one of the quickest, and craziest, artists out there.
also in attendance is phil's partner, and my editor extraordinaire, and amazing writer in his right, kevin lewis!
please come, say hi, and bring books to sign!