Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dan Yaccarino - Say YES!

Dan Yaccarino and David Wiesner having a chat right before Dan's keynote

Dan's our first kenynote speaker this Sunday morning.

A few tidbits from Dan's background - he was a spit ball thrower in elementary school. No picture books in his home growing up, but he went to the library and took stacks of books home. Preferred Fleischer Bros. cartoons over Disney. Went to Parsons and upon graduating did tons of editorial illustration, his favorite client being CAT FANCY (just kidding, he loved all his ed. illo. clients equally.)

His first meeting with a children's book editor Dan LIED! When asked if he had any ideas for a picture book Dan said, Yes.

Dan shows us some of his early picture book work which you may see more of at his website.


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