Building Our House: Author/illustrator Jonathan Bean’s 2013 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

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It’s always a bit of a shock to get pulled out from behind my lonely drawing desk and plopped down in front of people, let alone a crowd. But when it’s a crowd of book lovers, family, and friends, on an occasion such as this, it becomes a decidedly pleasant shock. I would like to […]

At Night: Author/Illustrator Jonathan Bean’s 2008 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

First of all, I want to say what an honor it is to be here this evening. I have been drawing ever since I can remember. At some point I realized that by becoming an illustrator I could get paid to draw all day. I thought if I could get myself that job, my happiness […]