Keynote: Mr. Will Hillenbrand
Will Hillenbrand is a celebrated author and illustrator whose published works include over sixty books for young readers. In addition to his own self-illustrated titles, he has illustrated the works of writers and retellers including Verna Aardema, Judy Sierra, Margery Cuyler, Judith St. George, Phyllis Root, Jane Yolen, Karma Wilson, Maureen Wright, Daniel Pinkwater, Olivier Dunrea, and Jane Hillenbrand. In his work, Will uses a combination of traditional drawing methods and digital media, which creates images of art that are much closer to the way they would look in print, thus blurring the line between art and craft and exemplifying the concept of techne. Will has lived almost all of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park, Ohio. Information about his books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas can be viewed at www.willhillenbrand.com. Connect with Will at www.facebook.com/willhillenbrandbooks.