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A lot of my characters are underdogs or sad or lonely, but I had a comfortable, golden sort of childhood.
After art college, I got a job as a medical illustrator, and I was pretty good. I had to imagine what was going on in the operations because the photographs just showed a mess.
The first thing I put down on paper is a storyboard, like a film director.
I find it incredible and outrageous that public and school libraries are being forced to close – we’ll all pay the price in the long term.
Writers are articulate. Artists find it more difficult.
Having a memoir and a retrospective of your work running almost simultaneously when you’re still alive does feel a bit posthumous.
Maurice Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books – the words, the rhythm, the psychology, the design.
Most of the day I work standing up, as I once read somewhere that it’s the best position for the back.
I don’t like narrowing my readers down – there’s not a particular age or gender or nationality. I suppose I’m aiming at the child I was.
Stories come to me in mysterious ways, more like dreams than reasoned creations.
Force me to choose my best book, and I always come back to ‘Gorilla.’ It was the first time I felt I understood what picture books could do.
Stories come to me and I don’t know where they come from, but afterwards I can look back and say, ‘Oh yes, that’s got a little bit of me, or a little bit of my own son in it’. That’s where ideas come from.
As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child.
The illustrations in picture books are the first paintings most children see, and because of that, they are incredibly important. What we see and share at that age stays with us for life.
I grew up with an older brother who was always stronger and faster and better than me at everything, but I was close enough in age to try and compete, so we had a competitive childhood.