Illustrator Peter Brown...
I attended a session with the delightful young illustrator Peter Brown who talked about his work from the time he was six-years-old and created The Adventures of Me and My Dog Buffy to his recent work on picture books like Chowder and Flight of the Dodo. It was interesting to see how his illustration style evolved and the path he took finding his "visual voice."
Author/illustrator Brown said that for him, "writing is not a graceful process" and that his writing and illustration influence each other as a picture book project evolves.
Some fun Peter Brown facts:
- He's been pooped on by a bird seven times (but this gave him the idea for Flight of the Dodo).
- He spent a year traveling Europe alone.
- He loves to draw trees (and showed some amazing tree illustrations).
- Chowder has his own the dog blog.