Rock Stars of Reading part 3: Lane Smith cont’d

Sunday, April 5, 2009.

Author/Illustrator Lane Smith (on JOMB) walks us through his thought process and style decisions for two books he’s working on that will be published in 2009 — Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) with Florence Parry Heide due out September 22, 2009; and The Big Elephant in the Room due out July 7, 2009.  He also demonstrates how he takes original sketches, imports them into Photoshop and turns them into digital, production-ready artwork.


Bloggers and podcasters take note of the interview segment with Lane during the end credits!


Comment by Candace Ryan

April 5, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

These videos just keep getting more fun!

I hope they make a plush elephant from Lane’s new book, it’s just too adorable.

Comment by Jacqueline Pearce

April 5, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

Fascinating! I love seeing behind the scenes to how Lane Smith creates his illustrations. To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with his books before this, and seeing the likable, creative person he is in the interview does make me want to look for his books (perhaps this also relates to yesterday’s question about whether knowing an author or illustrator’s background boosts a person’s enjoyment of a book — sometimes knowing something about the author/illustrator leads to discovering books you wouldn’t have otherwise)

Comment by alicia padron

April 6, 2009 @ 7:49 am

Ohhhh.. this was wonderful! I’m loving the videos! :o)

Comment by Mariah DeMarco

April 8, 2009 @ 5:21 am

That was so neat (and funny, with the kids!) ^_^ I *love the princess and the 2nd book looks hilarious! Well done!

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