What’s it really like; that is, being a published children’s book author-illustrator?
Is it like a real job — that is, a self-imposed 9-to-5 weekday at the studio? Or a 24/7 vortex of life-as-art?
Is there multi-layered moonlighting? What’s a typical day/month/year? Do they bask in their fame and fan mail?
Or is it a clockwork regimen of work, book tours, school visits, ramen, plus endless nights at the drawing board?
Author-illustrator Chris L. Demarest at work (right); and with a fan of his book, FIREFIGHTERS A to Z
We’ll begin our exploration with Chris Demarest. He paints and draws wherever he goes, all over the map, while simultaneously experiencing adventures we can only dream of.
Join us when he takes a breather to share some real life stories from his long art-filled career. We’ll garner new perspectives, plus surprises galore, right here at the Countdown. Spread the word. . .