Librarians & Teachers Can Save Lives December 19, 2012 – Tags: author interviews, illustrators, Inspiration, Librarians
“Librarians and teachers are the only reason I’m not in prison right now”, explains illustrator William Joyce. When he was in the fourth grade, Joyce wrote and illustrated his first book in green crayon about the magical superpowers of the contents of his elementary school hero’s nose. He soon found himself hauled off to the principal’s office to be reprimanded. Since then, Joyce has written and illustrated more than fifty children’s books, including Santa Calls, Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Most recently Moonbot Studios, the interactive storytelling studio he co-founded in Shreveport, Louisiana, won an Academy Award for the best animated short film for the making of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Meanwhile, William Joyce sat down for a recent interview to present another great story about the influential librarians, teachers and books, who transformed his life. In addition you can listen to an entertaining two part interview with the folks at TAG, The Animation Guild blog where he speaks on his career and an upcoming book in production on the kid with the schnozzola superpowers.
|Morris Lessmore meets Joan Rivers.|