March 21, 2018

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Matt Phelan on Visual Storytelling in Graphic Novels (Video) | SLJ Day of Dialog 2013


From a scratchy nib pen to splatter from a toothbrush, author illustrator Matt Phelan describes the special quality he derives from using traditional media in this clip recorded at School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog. Featured alongside fellow panelists Lizi Boyd, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Raschka and David Weisner, Phelan described his process for creating a graphic novel in a session on visual storytelling. The May 29 event was held at Columbia University in conjunction with BookExpo America.




  1. I met Matt Phelan the PSLA Conference
    (librarians conference in PA)
    He is outstanding!!! My students really enjoy his books
    4th 5th & 6th