University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off

This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience. The session will end with a panel on the role of sketching and creativity in their books.

Nate Evans

Nate Evans is the New York Times best-selling author/illustrator of more than 40 children’s books, including "Ponyella" with Laura Numeroff. His most recent picture book is "Cookiesaurus Rex" co-authored with Amy Fellner Dominy....

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Maya Christina Gonzalez

Maya Christina Gonzalez is a fine artist, educator and illustrator of over 20 picture books, several of which she also wrote. She has written many award-winning books, including "My Colors, My World" for which she was awarded the Pura Belpre Award....

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Lita Judge

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of 22 fiction and nonfiction books including "Mary’s Monster," a YA novel about Mary Shelley and the creation of Frankenstein. Her picture books include "Born in the Wild," "Red Sled," "Hoot and Peep" and "One Thousand Tracings," winner of the International Reading Association Award and an ALA Notable Book....

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Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the Arizona-raised author/illustrator of the New York Times best-selling "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich,” “ the author of the NYT bestselling "School's First Day of School," the illustrator of the NYT bestselling "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors," and also the author and/or illustrator of several books about which the Times has been strangely coy....

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Bob Staake

Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated over 70 books, including "Bluebird," which received three starred reviews, "My Pet Book," "The Donut Chef" and "Look! a Book!" The New York Times named Staake's "The Red Lemon" one of the ten best-illustrated books of the year....

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Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Nebula, two Hugo Awards and been nominated for an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines and she thinks she would make a terrible princess....

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Arizona Daily Star
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Tucson Medical Center

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Friend of the Festival
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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