May 10 2015

Brian Selznick and the Arbuthnot Lecture

Published by at 3:36 pm under sketchbook

Arbuthnot program

Alison and I went to see Brian Selznick deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Friday on night at the MLK branch of the DC Public Library. Brian gave a very beautiful, deep and thought-provoking speech (no surprise). Afterward I introduced myself (and showed him my sketches) and he said he’s a fan of my books– which is one of those things that just kind of blows your mind when it comes from someone of his stature in the book world!

I’m quite happy with these sketches, though I was too far away to see a lot of facial details of any of the speakers, or to note that Brian’s suit had a super-elegant indigo paisley pattern on it.



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2 Responses to “Brian Selznick and the Arbuthnot Lecture”

  1. Wendy Lukeharton 11 May 2015 at 10:34 am


    These are marvelous! What a wonderful keepsake–thanks!


  2. adminon 11 May 2015 at 11:27 am

    Thanks Wendy! Sorry I didn’t get a better drawing of you! You did a really fantastic job organizing the event and exhibit — bravo!

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