Interview with Oliver Jeffers

Monday, February 11, 2008.

Photo of Oliver Jeffers by Christopher HeaneyAs an artist, he says that his work in children’s picture books is only a small part of what he does; however, because the books are for children, people may view his work as being of less value. His fine art is powerful and children’s books engaging and, at age 30, a sign of even greater things to come.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author, illustrator and artist, Oliver Jeffers about storytelling through illustration and words, connecting logic and emotion, and inspiring conversation through creative works.

Oliver Jeffers’ book, The Incredible Book Eating Boy is a Finalist in the Fiction Picture Book category of the 2007 Cybils awards.

Books mentioned:

Photo: Christopher Heaney (from Contemporary Writers)


Comment by Tarie

February 12, 2008 @ 8:58 am

This site is a gold mine! THANK YOU. Now I wonder if these books are available in the Philippines… *sigh*

Comment by David Hohn

February 27, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

Great interview.
I really noticed Jeffers after I picked up his recent “The Incredible Book Eating Boy”
It’s a charming book with a fun story — but I really responded to the book design and illustration (gotta’ be the illustrator in me).

The die-cut of the bite out of the back cover of the book is an excellent final touch — definitely worth the extra production cost.

I’m looking forward to his next project!

Comment by Selina

May 9, 2008 @ 10:29 am

Really interesting – this is an amazing site!

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Comment by fernanda

October 9, 2008 @ 8:20 am

Great interview. Great site!

Comment by peggy COllins

January 30, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

Love this one Mark!!!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

January 30, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

Thanks, Peggy!

Andrea (the forgotten behind the scenes producer who gets the interviews, does the scheduling, does all the research and provides angle and questions!)

Comment by Sheena Lott

October 24, 2009 @ 11:43 am

As a felow Artist /Illustrator I really enjoyed Oliver’s insightful comments.

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