January 12, 2007

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura, author and illustrator of many children's books, performed his original style of kamishibai this evening. He performed it bilingually for a Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators event in Shibuya. He told funny stories. They have not been published yet. He performs them at schools. He recently went to Mexico for a school visit.

He also talked about writing and illustrating books. His stories and art are great. He has a good sense of humor. He had us do a fun project, too.

He paused before autographing a book for Holly Thompson, the author of Ash and an SCBWI advisor. Holly will have a new book coming out next year from Shen's Books.

Here he is autographing another book.

He added pictures with his signature. He's very generous.

These are just some of his books. Some he illustrated with another writer. Some he wrote and illustrated. He has new books coming out. His books are translated into Japanese, too. Click on his name in the first paragraph to see a list of some of his books.

No comments: