Monday Motivation: Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

I freaking love this post on Picturebook Makers. Two of the best picture book creators chat with each other about their book, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole. Although I've read it in stores, I just snagged the copy from our local library and had my six-year-old giggling in no time. The visual gag is perfect, and the illustrations are fantastic. This post is a great look at how two people working at the top of their field think up ideas and actually implement them, running into and solving problems along the way. Enjoy. 

Monday Motivation: Number Five Bus Presents...

Breaking form a bit and directing you to a blog instead of a quick video to get you pumped up to work on picture books. I stumbled across Erin and Philip Stead's project, Number Five Bus Presents, a while back and have been slowly picking my way through it since. It's a wonderful collection of conversations with picture book creators about inspiration, process, life, and all of the books they obsess over. It's a good chunk of content to make your way through, but absolutely worth it.