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What I Learned When I Drew Pictures with Bob Shea

Over the weekend Bob Shea invited me to draw with him on Instagram Live. I was honored, but I also had a problem:

I never draw and talk at the same time.

I’m sort of a unitasker when it comes to drawing (or most things, really). Sure I can listen to music or a podcast or something while I do other stuff, but holding a conversation while making a picture? That sounds tricky.

But I learned that, after drawing and talking for a bit with Bob, it can be fun combination. We ended up talking about all sorts of stuff, and we both ended up with a bunch of pictures.

I have become a drawing while talking supporter. Thanks, Bob.

Bob Shea has an ongoing series where he draws with children’s book illustrators, including Ruth Chan, Laurie Keller, Sergio Ruzzier and more.

Click here to watch!

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Sharon Verbeten says

    I love your bandage guys; can’t wait for the book!