FRANKIE STEIN by Lola M. Schaefer
TICKLE MONSTER by Josie Bissett.
In addition to being an illustrator, he's a writer, a graphic designer, and a Flash animator. Best of all? He's a really nice person.
Kevan sometimes posts pictures of his art on Facebook, much to the delight of his friends. In February, he posted a piece I knew my teenage daughter would love. Knew. So I called her to the computer.
She was like, "Aaaah!! I want that for my wall!!"
I should probably tell you my daughter really likes pigeons. When we went to NYC a few years ago, she named the pigeons she came across. Kevan's picture has adorable pigeons in it, and they're eating candy hearts a man is feeding them. It's fabulous! It makes me want to know all about the man in the picture. I want to see the scenes that led up to that moment and where he'll go next. It's one of those pictures you feel in your heart. And my daughter loved it.
Fast forward a couple months to the SCBWI Western Washington Conference in April. My friend Barb and I were talking with Kevan, and I told him about my daughter's reaction to that picture.
Kevan said he had a copy of it with him at the conference, and my daughter could have it!!
Super excited, I thanked him like crazy--and immediately asked if he'd sign it, too. (Note: I'm not normally a give-me-an-inch-and-I'll-take-a-mile kind of gal, but can you imagine what a cool gift that would be for the girl who wanted it on her wall? And to have it signed by Kevan?!)
When we bumped into each other the next day, he brought it to me! Looky, looky, looky!
© K.J. Atteberry, used with permission
The first thing I did when I got home from the conference was give the picture to my daughter. She was sooo excited! We're going to frame it and get it where it belongs: on her wall!
Thank you, Kevan!!
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You can learn more about Kevan and his many talents at his website! A little bird told me (maybe it was a pigeon!) he'll soon have a blog there as well!