If you have never been to an event that features Shannon and Dean Hale and their trusty sidekick and illustrator extraordinaire, Nathan Hale (no relation), you are missing a show!
Folks who came to the event hosted by TKE at the Anderson-Foothill library were rewarded with a fabulously funny afternoon. Nathan Hale, seriously talented artist and illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack gave a multimedia presentation starting with how he got into illustrating all the way through how his original first drawing of Rapunzel and how he actually laid out Calamity Jack.
And then, oh yes, and then Shannon Hale, New York Times best-selling author of six award-winning young adult novels, and Dean Hale, her super-human husband and co-author of Calamity Jack, presented their interpretive dance: Cooperation. The room was filled with fans and everyone got a chance to meet all the contributors, get their books autographed in a rainbow of colors, and snack on Screaming Brownies and some Pixie Dust.
You had to be there, but if you weren’t and even if you were, here are a few pictures that help describe the scene.
Click on the photos to see in a larger view. Photos by Stuart Jensen