I’m on my way to Princeton to participate in the New Jersey SCBWI conference, but before getting away I wanted to post this introduction to tomorrow’s guest on my blog — Rob Shepperson. Rob is wonderful to work with and I know you are going to enjoy his remarks tomorrow. For now, here’s a quick summary of what he’s been up to. I hope you’ll look for his work and acquire some for your own libraries.
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Rob was born in 1957, growing up in Louisiana and Arkansas. After graduating with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, he moved to New York City, where his artwork was included in gallery shows. His illustration career was launched when the New York Times published an illustration in 1983. Rob has also drawn for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and contributed work to magazines and an online editorial art site (INXart.com). He has done books for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Front Street Books, and Boyds Mills Press among others. Recent books Rob has illustrated include “The Memory Bank” by Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson (2010), “Lilly and the Pirates” by Phyllis Root (2010),”VACATION” by David L. Harrison (2009), “SNEAKING SUSPICIONS” by Carolyn Coman (2007), “UNDER THE KISSLETOE Christmastime Poems” by J. Patrick Lewis (2007), “BUGS Poems About Creeping Things” by David L. Harrison (2007) (New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2007), “THUNDERBOOM! Poems for Everyone” by Charlotte Pomerantz (2006), “THE BIG HOUSE” by Carolyn Coman (2004) (Bluebonnet Award list), and “WILDFIRE!” by Elizabeth Starr Hill (2004) (Bluebonnet Award list). He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York with his wife, two daughters, and himself.David