Stéphane Poulin - Illustrator
Where do you live?
Do you have any pets?
What is your favorite book?
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti.
What is your favorite movie?
To Kill A Mockingbird.
What are your hobbies?
Playing music, reading books and going far away with my bicycle (and my girlfriend).
When did you start drawing?
I was six years old.
What was your schooling or training?
I went to the Ahuntsic College in Montreal for three years where I studied graphic arts.
How did you get involved with children's books?
During my college years, I read a book about child psychology and it captivated me.
What is the thing that you like the most about creating children's books?
I enjoy being alone at home: I can imagine myself traveling in the pictures I draw.
Where do you work?
In my living room, between the piano and the bookshelves.
How do you create your artwork?
Most of the time I illustrate somebody else's text, but I love imagining the characters, the period in time, the place where they live ...
Do you have any tips for young creators?
Whatever you do, do it because you believe in it.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A truck driver with a big dog and many children.
What is your next project?
Another children's book, but it is a surprise.
Do you have any special secrets or insights about one of your books or characters?
Most of the characters I draw really exist.
What is the most interesting job you have ever had?
Children's books illustrations, of course!