Conversations with Creators: Writing and Illustrating Your Own Children's Book
|Address||210 East Main St., Alhambra, CA, United States|
|Start||January 20, 2013|
|End||January 20, 2013|
January 20th 1:00pm - 6:00pm
1:00pm - 2:30pm Panel with Creators
2:30pm - 3:00pm Q & A
3:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop Seminar
- Layout & Design Tips
- The Best Way to Write Your Book
- Pitching Your Project
Dan Krall - An illustrator living and working in Los Angeles, Dan Krall works in animated television and film as a development artist and art director with over fifteen years of experience. He was the character designer for films Coraline and How to Train Your Dragon. He was also the art director for television shows Scooby Doo Mystery Inc., Chowder, and Samurai Jack and as the development artist for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The PowerPuff Girls, and Dexter’s Laboratory to name a few. Dan Krall’s book credits include Oh Nuts by Tammi Sauer, Skeleton Cat written by Kristyn Crow, and Being a Pig is Nice: A Childs-eye View of Manners by Sally Lloyd-Jones. In 2010 Dan released his own book Absolutely Beastly Children and later this year The Great Lollipop Caper.
Dan Santat - “The author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No!(Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.” Throughout the span of his career, Dan Santat has worked on a number of graphic novels, picture books, and chapter books; often creating compositions rife with action, humor, and nostalgia.
James Burks - Over the past fifteen years, James Burks, has worked as an animator/illustrator for various studios including Disney, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon. Some projects he worked on are Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Space Jam, and Iron Giant. Television shows include, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, Dinosaur Train, and Fanboy and Chum Chum. Currently James is writing and illustrating his own books. Gabby and Gator was his first graphic novel for children, published by Yen Press and was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2012 CTA Read Across America title. He also has a picture book entitled Beep and Bah, a graphic novel called Bird and Squirrel on the Run, and recently released a book called The Monstore written by Tara Lazar.