"The Mouse Council" by Liniers
First Second Books put together an epic blog tour for Fable Comics. Today is my turn to host an illustrator and celebrate a fable.
The illustrator? Liniers
The Fable? "The Mouse Council"
Who wrote the words in orange? Me
Who wrote the words in black? Liniers
Thank you, First Second and Liniers!
I think Aesop’s fables are a wonderful spring of imagination and intelligence. I loved them as a kid and as a grownup. The reason the are handed down from generation to generation is that they´re vehicles for tiny truths. We as a species treasure our tiny truths.
I created the illustrations for “The Mouse Council" with ink, watercolors and colored pencils. I had to come up with the way tiny mice would draw and write. That was the most fun.
Chris Duffy and I met a billion years ago in New York for a just a moment... and a billion years later he still remembered me and ask me to be in this book. Thanks, Chris!
When I was in elementary school I was shy and liked drawing. Two things that go together very well. I wish I hand´t been as shy, but maybe I would´t have developed any skills as a cartoonist. So go figure.
Reading is someone lending you their imagination and intelligence. If you like reading you get to be many people.
Comics are reading and watching movies all in one... and different. I love that comics have finally broken out of the tiny space artist used to have to develop their cartoons. Movies and novels were´t confined to adventures and jokes. I don´t know why comics were (and some geniuses really made them work within those parameters) but I´m very happy that´s over and we get to write and draw whatever we feel we have to.
Mr. Schu, you should have asked me how´s the weather down there in Argentina? I would have responded: "Why, thanks for asking. Nice, a little rain."