Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fun: On Being an Illustrator

With the release of the Where the Wild Things Are movie, this video has been all over the internet. It reminded me of last year's Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature because one of my favorite illustrators, Barbara McClintock, told a wonderful story about being a young artist living in North Dakota and just beginning her career. She picked up the phone and called Maurice Sendak all the way in New York City. She wanted to ask his advice about becoming a children's book illustrator. Apparently he was very nice and gave her some good tips. Wow!

By the way, the 2009 Rabbit Hill Festival takes place all this weekend if you're in the area.


Madonna Davidoff said...

HI Jennifer,
I just saw Sendaks original artwork exhibit in Soho at the Animazing Gallery. Lovely!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Ooo, lucky you! I'll bet it was amazing. :-)