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Jon Klassen, Matt Forsythe, John Martz, and Kyo Maclear appear at Toronto Library on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Do you like amazing picture books or know someone who does? Or have you ever wanted to MAKE kids picture books but never knew how or where to start? Well then, have we got an event for you!

On Wednesday, December 14th join the staff of Page & Panel as they celebrate the release of We Found A Hat, with author Jon Klassen! To truly celebrate this release, we’ve invited some of Jon’s friends and fellow picturebook creators to join him, and Matt Forsythe (My Name is Elizabeth), John Martz (Burt’s Way Home), and Kyo Maclear (The Wish Tree) will join Jon at the event!

At 6pm, Jon, Kyo, John, and Matt will take turns presenting from their newest books in a reading/presentation for all ages of attendees. Kids and families welcome.

At 7pm, we’ll take a short break to reset our stage, and then at approximately 7:10pm all four authors will take the stage to discuss how they create their works, and answer audience questions about picture books in a discussion moderated by Kyo Maclear.

Then at 8pm, all four authors will sign copies of their work! The signing may be moved downstairs to page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, just in case we run a little long.

Our thanks to all of the authors for participating, and Penguin Random House and Toronto Public Library, for their help in putting together this event.

Matt Forsythe: Born in Toronto, Matthew Forsythe grew up in London. After publishing his first books, he moved to LA, where he worked on Adventure Time. He now lives in Montreal, working on animations, picture books, and comics. His works include the comics Comics Class, Ojingogo, and Jinchalo, and illustrations for the picture books Warning: Do Not Open This Book, Please! Open This Book, My Name Is Elizabeth, and the forthcoming Spring 2017 title The Gold Leaf.

Jon Klassen: Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, which was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year. He returned with another hat and another thief in This Is Not My Hat, which won the Caldecott Medal became a New York Times bestseller. His most recent work is the conclusion of the hat trilogy, I Found My Hat.

He is also the illustrator of House Held Up By Trees, a picture book written by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Ted Kooser, as well as Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, which won the Governor General’s Award; Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.

Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. His animation projects include design work for DreamWorks Feature Animation as well as LAIKA Studios on their feature film Coraline. Other work includes designs for a BBC spot used in the coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, which won a 2010 BAFTA award. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

John Martz: John Martz is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of Burt’s Way Home (Koyama Press, 2016), A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. I am the illustrator of Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013

Kyo Maclear: Kyo Maclear is a self-professed spork—her father is British and her mother is Japanese. She was born in England, but moved to Canada at a young age. Spork, the story of a mixed kitchen utensil and Kyo’s debut book for children, was originally conceived with her husband to celebrate the birth of their first child. Kyo now resides in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books. In addition to writing for children, Kyo is also a novelist and widely published essayist.

Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and Candlewick Press / Penguin Random House Canada, with thanks to Toronto Public Library

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

CA – Pax Signing & Art Show

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Artist Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday February 6, 2016 to sign copies of PAX, a brilliantly illustrated book about a boy and his fox. Prints of the original illustrations will also be on display.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Signing

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Jon Klassen appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Sam & Dave Dig a Hole on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus on Friday December 5, 2014 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm to greet fans and sign books! Original art and limited edition reproductions will be on display and available for sale.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – This Is Not My Hat Signing

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Jon Klassen exhibits art from his new book at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 3, 2012 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Wear a hat to the signing and get a free gift!

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Moonshine Exhibit

From forty-five talented and prolific DreamWorks Studio art directors, production and character designers, and visual development artists, Moonshine features personal artwork that is made during the precious little times of day when the contributors are not working on stunning upcoming movies such as Puss in Boots, Shrek Forever After, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda 2, MegaMind, The Guardians of Childhood, Scared Shrekless, and Kung Fu Panda Holiday.

Opening Reception – Aug 14, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

*Closing Reception/Book Signing will take place on Friday, September 3rd (7pm – 10pm).

-Complimentary refreshments and moonshine!
-$2 admission ticket = one raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets $1 each)
-Prizes include a private tour of Dreamworks Animation Studio (1 winner + 3 guests), a 3-day pass for the CTN Animation Expo, original sketches, and DreamWorks merchandise!
-Pre-order the MOONSHINE book on opening night, and get 10% off.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Chris Appelhans
Devin Crane

Richard Daskas
Nathan Fowkes
Goro Fujita
Tianyi Han
Tang Heng
Ruben Hickman
Michael Isaak
Kirsten Kawamura
Jon Klassen
Chin Ko
Bryan LaShelle
Christophe Lautrette
Dominique Louis
Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Samuel Michlap
Emil Mitev
Lindsey Olivares
Ruben Perez
Alex Puvilland
Simon Rodgers
Ritche Sacilioc
Griselda Sastrawinata
Jason Scheier  
Nicolas Weis
Nate Wragg

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Quinquennium Exhibitum

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Bill Presing, Kazu Kibuishi & more at Gallery Nucleus

Quinquennium Exhibitum: Nucleus 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition
November 7, 2009 – November 30, 2009
Nov 7, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

We reflect upon our first five years while looking future forward. To commemorate this benchmark, we’ve invited many from years past to contribute in their own declaration of growth. We are proud to present a roster of notable talent. We humbly welcome you to join us for the celebration lasting late into the night with inspiring artwork, camaraderie, as well as gratitude for your support. We hope that you will join us.
With select original work by the legendary Bob Peak