Visual Storytelling Presentation & Workshop

Jon Klassen and Chris Appelhans, two exceedingly talented young gentlemen, are visiting Juneau to discuss their work, inspiration, and process during a presentation and a hands-on workshop. Klassen’s work carries with it the stark elegance of winter and is perfectly balanced by Appelhans, whose work swims in the romance and adventure of childhood summers.

Visual Storytelling Presentation
Saturday, March 12th – 7pm
Downtown Juneau Public Library

Visual Storytelling Workshop (Limited Enrollment)
Sunday, March 13th – 10am to 2pm
Douglas Public Library
Registration Required, Please call 586-3440.

“The Fantastic Mr. Fox”
A brief talk after the show by production designer Chris Appelhans
Tuesday, March 15th – 7pm
Goldtown Nickelodeon

About Jon Klassen

A Sheridan College graduate in animation, Jon Klassen received the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award for his work on the children’s book, “Cat’s Night Out,” and is currently working full time as an illustrator.

In addition to his work in illustration, Klassen has taken on many roles as an animator. He recently worked as the art director and concept artist on U2’s music video for “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” and created a BAFTA nominated short for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Klassen also worked as a set and prop designer for the Academy Award nominated film “Coraline,” and was a storyboarder and designer at Dreamworks Animation where he contributed to another Academy Award Nominated Film, “Kung Fu Panda.”

About Chris Appelhans

Chris Appelhans studied Illustration at the Art Center College of Design and has worked as a production designer on three Academy Award nominated films, “Monster House,” “Coraline,” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

In addition to his production design work, Appelhans has contributed to the Eisner Award nominated Flight Anthologies, writes a charming comic called Frank and Frank, and is curently working on a screenplay for a Robert Zemeckis production company.

Workshop Registration

If you would like to register for the workshop please contact Lucid Reverie at 586-3440. The workshop is provided free of charge thanks to the Friends of the Public Library but space is limited and seats will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.