When I was in high school, everyone used to tell me that I should write and illustrate children’s books. Or mostly illustrate, because I guess there was something about my style that made people think it’d work in children’s literature. I didn’t really know anything about it, and like many people who don’t, I didn’t think it was a serious art form.
I guess I see a part of myself in everyone I write about. I tend to write about kids who are obsessed with something, and even though I have never been good with machines the way Hugo is, I did love miniature things when I was a kid.
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The orphan in children’s literature allows the child protagonist to move the story forward themselves. I think that, however happy a family, every intelligent child thinks: ‘How did I come to be born to these parents?’ – it is about finding your place in the world.
I think the most important thing you can do is to keep drawing no matter what. And to not be afraid of drawing whatever interests you. If there is something that you want to draw, to make, then I think you should pursue it and not let anybody tell you that you can’t do it.
|Birth:||14th July, 1966|
Brian Selznick was born and grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. He is an American illustrator and writer best known for illustrating children's books. He won the 2008 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration recognizing The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was his first long work as a writer.
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