One of the highlights of our week was the number of fabulous lectures we got to listen to -
-2 or more a day! from both guests and full-time faculty alike that we all eagerly piled into the lecture hall to hear...
Guest lecture - Peter de Seve - one of the funniest people I have ever heard (seen) speak!
Mo Willems - who taught us to draw his pigeon, complete with sound effects.
The always engaging and all-knowledgeable James Gurney gave us *2* mind-blowingly informative lectures.
Scott Allie (working under the watchful eye of Greg Manchess' Conan) gave a most informative comic lecture.
The incredibly prolific Jeff Mack spent the week with us -
(He posted a number of his paintings for us to oogle....)
(Me, Jeff and John Deininger - us kid-book illustrators gotta hang together....)
Our other week-long children's illustrator guest, the drolly hilarious Mr. Adam Rex (whose books I adore).
We got to take a gander at his deliciously awesome sketchbook. Man! that guy can draw adorably appealing characters. I was totally drooling. (Mr. Rex informs me that that is probably because I have cancer of the salivary gland. Just like that Beastie Boys guy has..)
We got to see a bunch of process for this piece (here in sketch stage..)
(and here painting on it!)
(initial color laid in. SUCH cute characters! Can I be him when I grow up?)
There are more lectures that I shall cover - but the final one was given by the lovely and omnipresent, all-influencial Irene Gallo (in her 'office' on the studio floor...)(and who is currently in Iceland. I am feeling jealous).
More reports, anon.