Friday, July 30, 2010

KEYNOTE: Loren Long

More from Loren:

  • His  first publishing assignment was the jacket art for DAVE AT NIGHT, by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins).
  • He didn't do his first picture book until he was in his late 30s.
  • He claimes Madonna is one of Jon Scieszka's favorite authors (this is not confirmed), and he says working on her book was a great experience.
  • Mood and emotions--and choosing the right one (the highs, the low)--is key in art.
  • He wants reader to feel his art, not just look at it.
  • Loren sang us a resounding version of "All by Myself" to demonstrate how he feels the emotions of his characters.

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