California, the Magic Island – San Francisco Launch Party

Thursday Jun 02 2016   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Come learn about how author Doug Hansen incorporates California’s rich history into fantastic illustrations and descriptions for his children’s books and celebrate the publication of his latest book, California, the Magic Island.

$5 for Heyday and CHS members, $10 general admission; for more information visit

Doug HansenDoug Hansen was born in Fresno, California, and is the eldest of six children in an artistic family. Doug has worked as a Fresno Bee newsroom artist, freelance illustrator, and cartoonist, and he illustrated David Mas Masumoto’s books Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories and Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer, as well as Mother Goose in California and Aesop in California. He teaches rendering and illustration at his alma mater, California State University, Fresno. Visit his website at

Self-portrait by Doug Hansen