Dipping into the stream of knowledge…

I just returned from a one day conference, put on by our local Western Washington Chapter of SCBWI. I’m very glad I went, because it is a chance to learn what’s going on in the kid lit industry, see friends I rarely see (owing to the fact that it is really hard to get me off this island) but mostly, I went to see one person in particular, and hear whatever words of wisdom he had to impart.

That person is David Wiesner, whom I consider to be the modern master of the wordless picture book. If you don’t know his work, I suggest you run, not walk to your nearest bookseller, be it your favorite book shop down the street or Amazon. His book Tuesday was probably the single biggest influence on Pandamorphosis I could name.

I also picked up a few other of his books (and yes, I did pay for them!) at the conference, including the wonderful Mr. Wuffles, and if any of you are owned by a cat, you know that Mr. Wiesner knows cats very well indeed.

Of course, I had him sign them all!

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner. Just go buy this book and read it to your cat, okay?
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner. Just go buy this book and read it to your cat, okay?
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Making pictures and telling stories are my reason to be. Oh, and pandas and cake.

4 thoughts on “Dipping into the stream of knowledge…”

  1. I am so happy you got to get your books signed by David Wiesner!
    I was never into kid lit – even as a kid 🙂 Over recent years, especially having exposure to people like yourself, I’ve come to a whole new appreciation of it and am finally enjoying that part of being a child. Paul has always reread his kid’s books and I’ve never understood why – now I do 🙂

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      1. I was a library kid too – it’s just I was in the horror section most of the time 🙂
        After posting I remembered that I loved Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree and Wishing-Chair series. I’ve still got them somewhere so I may reread them.

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