(am aspiring children's book author/illustrator)
How can it be that hard? Most children's books suck.
i think that it's probably difficult to suck that badly...
i just realized while watching the academy awards that the storyline from Shrek was 'lifted' from one of my favorite authors of children's literature; William Stieg...
there really aren't too many great childrens authors/illustrators left in these times; and certainly none to compare with the likes of Stieg, Maurice Sendak, Peter Spiers etc.
It is cool that Art Spiegelman has delved into the field though, because i have the utmost respect for him. 'Little Lit' is his venture and can be found here as well as 'Open Me...I'm a Dog': http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ … 75-8832927
there're also a few interesting interviews with Spiegelman archived here(a few years old):
http://www.kcrw.org/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl? … ind_search
(do a search for Art Spiegelman; it wouldn't let me paste that endless url here:))
[ April 11, 2002: Message edited by: corvis777 ]
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"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
-- Julius Caesar