On Monday, May 13, 6:30pm at the SVA Theatre, MFA Visual Narrative Department faculty member Leonard S. Marcus will moderate what’s sure to be a lively discussion on the art of creating children’s books. Part of the Picture This! series presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which pairs illustrators from Paris and New York, the talk at SVA brings together illustrator Antoine Guilloppé, author of Pleine Lune (Full Moon) and Ma Jungle, and Istvan Banyai, creator of Zoom and Re-Zoom and a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.
Marcus is one of the world’s leading experts on children’s books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, and Show Me a Story! He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.