Today I went to the art museum and saw an amazing, inspiring exhibit. From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick.
As my daughter would say: Wow. Just...wow!
You may be familiar with Brian's art from the covers of books by Andrew Clements, such as Frindle. Or the cover and illustrations in the Doll People books. Or his written/illustrated books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Houdini Box.
I've always admired Brian Selzick's art, especially his attention to detail in The Doll People. But to see the ORIGINALS in person was not only way cool, but also inspiring. It made me want to run home and do two things: Blog (brag) about what a treat that was, and get out my sketchbook!
If you have a chance to see this exhibit, do not miss it!