Family Event | Chris Gall | Revenge of the Dinotrux
05/12/2012 10:00 am
10AM SATURDAY, MAY 12 Family Event | Chris Gall: Revenge of the Dinotrux
Chris Gall Credit: Tucson Citizen
Join us for a special storytime with award-winning picturebook author and illustrator Chris Gall, who shares his new book Revenge of the Dinotrux.
Millions of years ago, Dinotrux ruled the earth. But in the present day, people rule them! Their rusty fossils have spent decades stuck in a drafty museum surrounded by screaming kids, and now they're ready to break out and let off some really old steam.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Gall has been drawing pictures and writing stories for as long as he can remember. When he was caught drawing pictures on his desk in second grade, his teacher made him clean all the desks in the classroom. She suggested that he might be an artist someday. He won a Read Magazine Young Writer's Award in 7th grade, and that inspired him to write stories to go with his art. In college he decided to become an illustrator for a living and he has been creating artwork ever since. His artwork has been seen in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has won over 50 major awards from such organizations as Communication Arts Magazine and the Society of Illustrators. He has been an adjunct professor of art at the University of Arizona, he loves to restore classic cars, he pilots all kinds of airplanes, and he even spent 4 years as a professional stand-up comedian. His children's picturebooks have been named best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and more. Dinotrux is currently in development at Dreamworks as a 3D-animated feature film. More »