What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today

h1 June 8th, 2012 by jules

This morning over at Kirkus, I chat with Elisha Cooper (pictured here from my 2008 7-Imp interview) about Homer, his newest picture book and one of my favorite picture books of 2012 thus far.

Here’s a brief excerpt:

‎”When I was painting the book, I’m sure I was thinking about my daughters. They were heading off to summer camp before returning to me at the end of their day. But in some larger sense, I knew they were also heading off into their lives. This letting-go stuff still sort of kills me. But I know it’s important. If we create space for those we love, then love will come into that space.”

Here’s the rest.

As always, next week here at 7-Imp, I’ll have some more art from it.

Until next time …

4 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today”

  1. Really nice interview. I am looking forward to reading Homer (Perfect name for a dog–Odyssey or not 😉 )

  2. Homer is a very eloquent picture book animal. I would love to curl up with “Homer” and a child on a summery porch.

  3. Interesting–there is another picture book called HOMER just out, by DIane DeGroat and Shelly Rotner which I am very partial to. Just saying. . .


  4. “If we create space for those we love, then love will come into that space” made a big lump in my throat.

    Love Cooper’s work (although I haven’t seen Homer yet–I have it on order), love the interview.

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