Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Meet the Artist #9

As part of the hoopla around our second-ever public exhibition of illustrations by SCBWI WWA artists, Update will post a mini-profile of each*—in completely random order—between now and the exhibit's closure in early January. Read about 'em here, or check them ALL out online here, or go see their work in person at the Washington State Convention Center! You can even shake their hands on Dec. 12 at our Holiday Gathering! (More info and registration here.)

Steve Walker

Why did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?
Of the pieces I submitted, the one selected for the show told the most story in one drawing.

What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
SCBWI is an opportunity to meet other artists and writers who cherish the format of children's books as I do.

What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
I love the deceptive simplicity of Ernest Shepard's drawings, but I think my favorite book from my childhood was My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett and illustrated by her stepmother, Ruth Chrisman Gannett (1948).

Fun fact: Steve also builds custom cars that have appeared on TV. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.

*excluding only those lazy bones or privacy freaks who don't answer our email questions, of course. We love them anyway.

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