Saturday, August 05, 2006

I Heart Jarrett J. Krosoczka...

Not only does Jarrett Krosoczka do wonderful books, he also does wonderful presentations. Here are some highlights and some things I learned about Jarrett:

  • Before he was published, the guy at the post office loved the "wicked good pictures"on his promo postcards.
  • He, like so many of the other speakers thus fars, stressed the importance of giving ideas time to develop.
  • He says he can't separate writing and illustrating--they're all part of the same process for him.
  • As a child, he loved the Smurfs
  • He was raised by his grandparents.
  • The first book he wrote (as a kid) was called The Owl Who Thought He Was the Best Flyer.
  • He worked at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids with cancer and other incurable diseases.
  • He says the happiest day of his life was his first book signing.
  • He showed a film about the trails and triumphs of the creative life staring Jarrett J. Krosoczka as himself. (He's not just an author/illustrator--he's an actor!) The film can be found on his website.
Number of birthday cake photos in Jarrett's presentation: 2

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