Kelly Light, Part 1 of 2


Author and Illustrator, Kelly Light, and Giuseppe Castellano, talk about how Chuck Jones and P. D. Eastman influence Kelly’s work; they discuss the beauty of a line; and they talk about the art director who—in 2010—told Kelly that she had no business getting into children’s publishing.

Here are a few of the artists we mentioned: Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Walt Kelly, Roger Duvoisin, and P. D. Eastman.

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Music for the podcast was created by Oatmello.

This is part 1 of our 2-part conversation. Be sure to listen to part 2, in which Kelly shares the two things she thinks everyone needs to live a life as an illustrator.