20 March 2010

Don't let truth get in the way of a good story

Yesterday I saw Oliver Jeffers (and his amazing moustache) in conversation with Martin Salisbury at the College of Communication London. Apologies that in the photos he's just a head emerging from a bunch of flowers.... Oliver is a bit of a hero of mine, not just for the moustache but as an illustrator of stars and penguins, and book eating boys. He was quite entertaining to listen to and my favourite quote/nugget of wisdom from the talk was 'Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story', a moto to live by I reckon. He lives the dream - making a living from drawing & painting, living in New York but travelling the world.
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