Join me and other talented creators at the Brooklyn Book Festival!
A panel on process, from the first spark of an idea, through drafting and revising and production! We’ll talk how books get made and see a behind-the-scenes glimpse of great authors and illustrators at work. Moderated by Maggie Pouncey, owner of Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab (and author of the forthcoming picture book, The Fort on the Moon), with Ruth Chan (Georgie’s Best Bad Day and Where’s the Party), Vashti Harrison (Little Leaders and Little Dreamers), Thyra Heder (Fraidyzoo and Alfie), and Sean Qualls (Grandad Mandela and Why Am I Me?). With screen projection.
I will read and sign Alfie books and we will draw lots of turtles.
Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab comes to BRIC for a panel discussion with Brooklyn children’s book authors and illustrators Ruth Chan, Thyra Heder, and Javaka Steptoe, who will share their process of bookmaking. Complete with visuals and a live drawing demo, these local talents will show you the ins and outs of how to make a picture book, from the first spark of an idea to the gorgeous final product.
BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. The Stoop Series highlights voices we don’t hear enough, creative solutions that deserve more attention, artistic endeavors that make you see the world differently and tools for enhancing your own creativity. Join us on the Stoop -- there’s something different every week!
Join me for the Manhattan book launch for Alfie (the turtle that disappeared)
I will be reading, drawing and signing, sharing some of my process and inspiration, and there will be snacks!
I had the incredible fortune of attending the June 2015 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab for an animated feature project I am working on with my friend Brent Green. It was truly one of the most creatively exciting and exhausting weeks of my life. I look forward to the work ahead!