Book Trailer Premiere: SPLAT! by Jon Burgerman

Hello, Jon Burgerman! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read.! Thank you for sharing Splat's adorable book trailer and for finishing my sentences.

Jon Burgerman: Thanks for having me here. I’m happy to finish any sentences, crossword puzzles or donuts you might have lying about.

Ha! Thank you! I'll take you up on that one day. 

Splat’s book trailer was very messy to make. I suspect the publisher enjoyed throwing cold macaroni cheese at me a little too much.

Also they suggested we film it all twice. I had to wash myself in a bathroom down the hall from the little studio room.

I got some raised eyebrows when I walked past people working at their desks covered in blue jelly.

Illustration Credit: Jon Burgerman 
Flip the page and SPLAT! I always wondered what happens to the thing on the other side of the page as it’s turned over. I love animation and I think the idea has roots from making simple things like this. A lot can happen between two simple pictures.

I created Splat’s illustrations to be as colourful and loud and splatty as possible. I hand drew everything in my sketchbook before scanning them in and colouring it on the computer. I was inspired in part by Dick Bruna.

Murals are so much fun to do. If you have a blank wall (and some sandwiches), please invite me over to draw and doodle! Note: I won’t draw on the sandwiches.

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me about quantum physics, or my concept for a clean energy source that also makes the air smell like popcorn, or how to make the perfect poached egg, but I guess that will have to wait until another time.

Look for Splat! on June 20, 2017. 


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