Internationally acclaimed pop-up artist, author and illustrator Robert Sabuda will be hosting a rare workshop and book signing at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220) on Saturday, May 9 from 12:00-3:00pm. Sabuda will walk the audience through the creation of their own pop-up artwork from 12-1pm. From 1-3pm he will host a presentation covering the history of the pop-up book and highlight notable works from his own bibliography, directly followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for the workshop as space is limited and sure to be at capacity. Call (248) 546-2504 ext. 4 to secure your spot. There is no registration required for the presentation and book signing.
This event is co-sponsored by The Book Club of Detroit. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat. Join the Facebook event page here. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from and create with one of the best artists in the business!
“People think that it’s magic, … There’s no electricity, no metal or screws or things that you have to plug in. It is so non-tech, and you get to make the magic happen with your hands.” – Robert Sabuda on creating pop-up books
“This will very likely come to be seen as the definitive pop-up version of Alice, but it will also further establish Sabuda as the foremost visionary of the genre.” — Booklist, ALA
A lifelong artist and Pinckney, Michigan native, Robert Sabuda is one of the most talented and popular pop-up book creators. He is the author of numerous best-selling children’s books including: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, America the Beautiful, and Encyclopedia Prehistorica. His interest in children’s book illustration began with an internship at Dial Books for Young Readers while attending the Pratt Institute in New York City. Initially working as a package designer, he illustrated his first children’s book series, of Bulky Board Books, in 1987. Wide recognition came his way after he began designing pop-up books for children in 1994. Sabuda has also been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times, an award instituted by the Movable Book Society of America. Visit Robert Sabuda’s website HERE.