Illustrator’s Day!

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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!


Meeting Chuck Jones!

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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!