When I was ten my local public library held a drawing contest, judged by David Macaulay. My mom was a big fan, and she had shown me Underground and I was deeply inspired. Long story short, I won, my prize an autographed copy of Pyramid. I don't think I can overestimate the impact this sort of external validation had on my artistic self-esteem, and from then on I started thinking of myself as an artist, and never really stopped.
I continued to be a big Macaulay fan, and Gene and I were lucky enough to visit his show when we were in Washington, D.C. for ALA a couple of years ago. I was blown away by how much work he puts into his art, and how successful he is at conveying complex ideas simply .
This is by way of letting you know how happy I am that this week's sponsor is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of his new book The Way We Work. David Macaulay will be hosting a live webcast on the morning of October 7th to talk about his new book, and you're all invited. I'll definitely be there, so register today!
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
May 11, 2018 Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Public Library Staff Day (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth 450) (Gene)
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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