Friday, October 28, 2011

Come for the Art & Books and Stay All Day!

Ronald Himler speaking at the 18th Annual Children's Book Illustration Show, 2009

Don't forget to mark your calenders! The 20th Annual Children's Book Illustration Art Show & Book Signing is fast approaching, and we don't want you to miss out! It all happens Saturday, December 3, 1 - 5pm.

Schedule of
Talks & Demonstrations by the Illustrators & Authors

1:45 Rueben Martinez: "Once Upon a Time: My Story"
2:10 Raul Colon: "Art Think & Picture Books"
2:35 Robin Preiss Glasser: "Putting It Together"
3:00 Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher: "Collaboration: Q & A"
3:25 Elisa Kleven: "From Scribbles & Scraps to Magic"
3:50 Mary GrandPre: "Creating Characters: Secrets Revealed"

While you're picking up your signed books, meeting the artists and viewing the original illustrations adorning our walls, why not pop out our back door and spend some time listening to your favorite illustrators & authors speak?

Do you have questions for Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher about what it's like to work on the same illustrations together? Have you ever wondered who inspired Robin Preiss Glasser's interpretation of Fancy Nancy or how Mary GrandPre brought Harry Potter to life? Are you curious about how and why local entreprenuer and author Rueben Martinez bridged the gap from running a barber shop in downtown Santa Ana to owning a bookstore? Do Elisa Kleven's intricate illustrations leave you begging to know just how she does it? Ever thought about how Raul Colon's art & picture books go hand in hand? Now's your chance to get the answer to these questions and more!

Lectures and presentations are free of charge and open to everyone.

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