007: Henry Cole – Science, Nature & Story

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In this episode of the Picturebooking Podcast I interview Henry Cole, the author-illustrator of Big Bug. Henry took his love of science, nature and teaching and applied them to the craft of illustrating children’s books.


Video Excerpt: How Seinfeld inspired this picture book character

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The fun side of a hurricane
  • How a science teacher becomes a picture book illustrator
  • What Jean George wrote on a napkin that changed Henry Coles life
  • School visit advice from a man who went to over 100 schools last year
  • How the TV show Seinfeld inspired the Moosetache character design
  • Henry’s childhood farm depicted in his picture book Big Bug
  • Paying it forward … in practice
  • Why Dracula and a fuzzy bunny shouldn’t be illustrated the same
  • Henry’s thoughts about illustrating And Tango Makes Three
  • The joy of working with a group of people you like on a project you love


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