How a Children’s Book is Made: Heyday Panel

Saturday Jun 04 2016   10:00 AM
Berkeley Public Library Community Meeting Room  2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA  map

Heyday authors and illustrators will take you through their creative process in creating a children’s book. Gary Bogue and Chuck Todd will discuss their longtime author/illustrator collaboration and how they work in concert to develop books, Mary Daniel Hobson and Charles Hobson will show a unique three-generational approach starting with a story idea from a three-year-old, and Doug Hansen will talk about a career of illustration from newsroom artist to professor to writing and illustrating three books on his own. Panels fill up, so get your tickets early!

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Mary Daniel Hobson

A photographer from the age of fourteen, Mary Daniel Hobson works with mixed media to explore psychological geographies and the conflation of art and science. She enjoys sharing her creativity with her two young daughters. For more information, visit

Charles HobsonCharles Hobson is a visual artist who explores the relationship between word and image in artists’ books. He is an emeritus professor at the San Francisco Art Institute and his archive has been recently acquired by Stanford University. 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

Chuck ToddChuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. After more than two decades as a newspaper artist and presentation editor, Chuck has turned his focus to creating illustrations for children’s books, magazines, websites, and comics. Is That a Skunk? is his fourth illustrated wildlife book with author Gary Bogue. See more of Chuck’s artwork at
Gary BogueAuthor and wildlife expert Gary Bogue was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, California, for twelve years. He also wrote a daily column about pets and wildlife for the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group for 42 years, and authored There’s an Opossum in My BackyardThere’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard, and The Raccoon Next Door.