Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Travis Foster and Ethan Long:
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Travis Foster graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 (illustration) and has worked full time as a freelance illustrator for more than 25 years. In 2015 Foster started to offer his services as an agent to other artists. His previous books include “What’s New at the Zoo” by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and “The Princess and the Peas and Carrots” by Harriet Ziefert. His editorial and advertising clients include Target, Disney, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Foster is also creator of the daily crowd-sourced caption contest Cartoon Zoo. His latest book, with Ethan Long, is “Give Me Back My Book!” (Chronicle).
Ethan Long is an award-winning illustrator and children’s book author who has worked on more than 85 books. In 2013, his book “Up, Tall and High!” received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, which the American Library Association gives to authors and illustrators who create “the most distinguished beginning book for beginning readers” in any given year. He is the creator of the Emmy-nominated animated children’s television series “Tasty Time with ZeFronk.” Some of the children’s books he wrote and illustrated include “Pug” and “Lion & Tiger & Bear: Tag! You're It!” His books “Chamelia” and “Scribbles and Ink” are both being adapted into television series. His latest book, a collaboration with illustrator Travis Foster, is “Give Me Back My Book!” (Chronicle) and celebrates the love of reading.
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Pensacola, FL, Chattanooga, TN (via sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and Fredericksburg, VA,
a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin (via sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin),
New York City, and
my 12th consecutive San Diego Comic Con trip (including sites in Arizona).
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.