PB&J Episode 8: Christopher Silas Neal

Episode summary: 

Corrie interviews Christopher Silas Neal who is an award winning author and illustrator of picture books including, “Over and Under the Snow” with author Kate Messner which was praised for its “Stunning retro style illustrations” by the New York Times.  Along with “Over and Under the Pond” and “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” he makes books that feature animals, shapes, science, friendship and silliness. And strives to create diverse and inclusive characters that reflect the kids and parents who read his books, Neil’s author debut titled “Everyone” was praised by publisher’s Weekly as “Simple, honest, lyrical” his board book series “Animal Colours, Animal Shapes” Received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.  He speaks about his books, the art making process, and his career, at schools, conferences, and book conferences across America.  Christopher Silas Neil is a Mexican/European American artist who lives with his wife and two boys in Brooklyn New York. 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 About C.S.Neal [0:28]

-Topic 2 C.S.Neal’s Life and Love of art  [2:56]

-Topic 3 Illustrating Fiction vs Non-Fiction [9:34]

-Topic 4  Illustrating During the Pandemic [11:21]

-Topic 5  The future of Kidlit [17:23]

-Topic 6  Advice to parents [20:50]

-Topic 7  What are you reading? [22:47]

Follow Up and Find Christopher Silas Neal:

Website: https://www.csneal.com/

Instagram: @CSilasNeal

Twitter:  @CSNeal

Episode transcript: For a transcript of this audio recording head over to https://picturebookstagang.wordpress.com/

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