Quote for the Week 6/16/11

"...and the rest of it, I must say, is storytelling. I mean that: There are great children's book illustrations around. And some of them, if you look at these books, have little to do with the story, they have to do with the brilliant illustrator showing himself or herself off. But it seems to me that the only point in a book, coming at this from the point-of-view of a cartoonist where words and pictures interplay and mix and mingle, is that the words and pictures in the book... in a picture-book they should mix and mingle like a comic-strip so that you can't tell where one begins and the other... they each effect each other's sensibility. They are part of the same piece, they are twined together, and that's what I tried to do in this and I'm very happy with how the book came out."
~ Jules Feiffer, at the 2o1o National Book Festival in Washington DC, speaking about his return to collaboration with Norton Juster for whom he created the illustrations in the classic children's prose book, "The Phantom Tollbooth". This time Feiffer and Justor have worked in the sequential art format of the children's picture-book as opposed to "Tollbooth" 's illustrated prose.

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