Behind the Scenes with Kevin Sylvester

He makes it look so easy! Here Kevin Sylvester brings his characters to life.

He makes it look so easy! Here Kevin Sylvester brings his characters to life.

At Telling Tales we are thrilled to promote literacy and really get kids excited about reading. New this year we have created a very special school contest where three lucky schools have the chance to win an exclusive author visit!

And who better to spread this great news than the one and only – author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester!

Kevin came to Hamilton to help us create a very special video announcing the launch of the Explore Your World school contest. Books were flying, and so were the jokes!

Kevin sketched his popular Neil Flambé character with ease. Just look at all of the details – he even included some space elements for MINRs, and a monster for his latest book: Super Duper Monster Viewer. Schools have a chance to win a visit from Kevin Sylvester, or one of the other amazing Telling Tales presenters.

Click here to find out more about our school contest and how your school can with this amazing prize!

Getting started! Rehearsing lines and getting the camera all set up.

Getting started! Rehearsing lines and getting the camera all set up.

This is how Kevin begins to draw Neil Flambé, the main character in his culinary mystery series.

This is how Kevin begins to draw Neil Flambé, the main character in his culinary mystery series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is – this is the video we created: