|Sketch of the amazing 10th Century theater from the outdoor eating area at Habit's after the illustrators lunch|
I was lousy at taking pictures this year which is too bad. A lot of great illustrators (and authors) were there. I was at my own table which made it harder to skip out for a few moments. I did briefly meet Mac Barnett and got a couple Brixton Brothers books for my nephew. I also got Chloe and the Lion for my personal collection. Both are illustrated by Adam Rex, an amazing and generous illustrator (and a great help when I was getting started in children's book illustration). I met him years ago in the 90s when we were both doing illustrations for role-playing games during the CCG craze. He has produced an amazing body of work since then and has a book written by the equally amazing Neil Gaiman called Chu's Day out in January.
Anyway, a couple pictures I managed to take. In the Platonic context, they are the shadows on the wall compared to the true event...
|My table, just imaging me sitting at it...|
|The parade of beloved children's book characters. Seemed a little dog heavy; good thing the cat was there.|