If you’re a die-hard reader of BookPage, you probably already know that each issue includes a hand-illustrated Q&A with a children’s author-illustrator. In the past, we’ve featured some of the best in the biz, from Mo Willems to Jerry Pinkney to David Ezra Stein.
In September, we’re featuring Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (a zany story about a misfit sixth grader and his Yoda finger puppet) and, most recently, Darth Paper Strikes Back. Instead of doing regular ole illustrations, though, Angleberger answered our questions with origami! You can preview the origami above, and see the whole thing on BookPage.com. Fun fact: Angleberger’s wife, Cece Bell, has also completed a Meet the Illustrator Q&A for BookPage—in which she drew a picture of her husband!
If you like Angleberger’s humor, you have to watch this interview he did with our own Trisha Ping. I held the camera, and I was cracking up the whole time . . . I love that Angleberger staged an Origami Yoda vs. Darth Paper showdown for BookPage readers! Check it out:
Have you (or your kids) discovered Origami Yoda? If you live in the Nashville area, you should come meet Angleberger in person at the Southern Festival of Books the weekend of October 14.