frans and some fellow illustrators helped out at the SCBWI, (Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators,
quite a mouthful, i know,) Illustrator’s Day last weekend. there were artists and art-directors and lots of yummy food.
now i’m going to get a mouthful of ahi tuna for lunch!
frans Skyped with the 3rd grade class at New Academy elementary school in Canoga Park, CA. watch me make my grand entrance!
this is some test animation frans did for the “Curious George” movie. the voice tracks are from “Bringing Up Baby,” 1938, May Robson, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn.
but i don’t see any cats!
when frans was in high school in the 1970’s, he went to see the legendary warner bros. cartoon director Chuck Jones speak. frans wanted to show mr. jones some animation he did.
mr. jones gave frans his business card and suggested frans send his super 8 mm film to him. frans did, and 2 weeks later mr. jones called frans and told him he liked his animation, urging him to apply at CalArts in southern california.
frans followed mr. jones’s advice. he was accepted at calarts, which led to frans being hired by the Disney studio!
my mere presence is enough to make the dog climb the walls.