On Feb. 25, children’s book illustrator, Craig Orback, spoke to Gilbert students about his recent Born to Draw Comics: the Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts. Students had been learning how illustrations help us understand what we are reading. As a young artist, Orback had been inspired by Schulz’ work, just as Schulz was inspired by cartoonists of his childhood. We learned about Orback’s research into Schulz’ life, and the many drafts before a book is published. Each grade level presentation ended with a fun drawing lesson! Big thanks to The Yakima Schools Foundation for generously funding Mr. Orback’s visit!
Source: Yakima School District