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A Week in Culture: Rutu Modan, Cartoonist

June 27, 2013 | by

Sunday

I have no idea how this happened, but apparently I’ve agreed to give a talk to the entire pre-K and first grade at a local school. A total of seven classes.

While I do, in fact, also illustrate children books, it’s really due to my interest in books and less to my interest in children. It’s not that I don’t like children—I’m quite fond of mine—but speaking to children is a bit scary. They don’t know they’re supposed to hide it if they’re bored.

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I show the kids books I’ve illustrated, share my work methods, and even throw in a professional secret: I can’t draw horses’ feet. During the Q&A, a curly-haired girl persistently raises her hand and when I call on her she says, “My mother looks much younger than you.” But all in all, I realize that between these kids and my students at the art academy there is no big difference in understanding. Read More »

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On the Shelf

February 1, 2012 | by

A cultural news roundup.

  • Despite protests, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s book comes out.
  • Louisa May Alcott, in love and war.
  • The hatchet job of the year.
  • Shirley MacLaine’s next life: Downton Abbey.
  • Get your master’s in thriller writing.
  • Chaplin, the musical.
  • Adaptationpalooza!
  • The hills are alive with ... The Rebel Nun? And other  titles that almost were.
  • The art of letter writing.
  • The lost language of stamps.
  • B&N vs. Amazon.
  • Librarians fight back.
  • Shit agents and editors say.
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