Tucson Festival of Books

Benson Shum (he/him/his)


Benson Shum has illustrated a number of picture books, including Adam Lehrhaupt's "Sloth Went," Jennifer Sattler's "Go to Sheep" and his own "Anzu the Great Kaiju." Shum is also an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he has contributed to such films as "Frozen," "Big Hero 6," "Zootopia," "Moana" and "Encanto." Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Shum now lives in sunny Southern California.

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Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
Benson Shum Shares Anzu the Great Listener
Enjoy a story read aloud by an author as Benson Shum hares his new book, "Anzu the Great Listener."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Benson Shum
Moderator: Stephanie McAndrews
Cartoon Drawing Workshop: Create Your Own Kaiju
Learn to draw cartoon characters with Bensom Shu, author/illustrator of "Anzu the Great Listener" and "Anzu the Great Kaiju." Create your own kaiju and decide on the kaiju's superpowers.

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Benson Shum
Illustrator Studio: Watercolor and Inking in Picturebook Making
Join Benson Shum on an inside look at his picturebook making process. Watch as he brings his character Anzu ("Anzu the Great Listener") alive in a watercolor and inking live-demonstration.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Benson Shum
Moderator: Ray Martens

Books:
Anzu the Great Listener
Children / Teens
Roaring Brook Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781250776136
40 pages

Anzu the Great Kaiju
Children / Teens
Roaring Brook Press
January 2022
ISBN 9781250776129
40 pages