Once Upon A Book

August 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Brian%20Selznick%20Invention%20of%20Hugo%20CabretOnce upon a time if you wanted to view a book with pictures you needed to time travel to the 19th century, visit the children’s section of your library or bookstore, or step inside a comics shop.   In recent years, however, books such as The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick have earned well-deserved attention not only by the children’s market, but by the market that likes a really, good book, no matter its label.  StudioB Films has documented interviews with authors who marry fine prose with arresting images.  Take a look below at StudioB Films interview with Selznick and then seek out other “Once Upon A Book” interviews with Maira Kalman, Elisa Kleven, David Macaulay, and Chris Raschka.

Also, check out Reif Larsen’s first book, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, which marries illustrations and maps with a story of a 12 year old genius cartographer and his incredible cross-country journey by rail from Montana to the Smithsonian.   Stephen King wrote, “I’m flabbergasted by Reif Larsen’s talent, and I was warmed by his generosity.  This book is a treasure.”   Author Gary Shteyngart said, “I felt my brain growing as I read it.”

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