Jessica Hische – Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind
picturebooking 134 | author-illustrator episode | hosted by Nick Patton | Jan. 8, 2020
TIMELINE BY TOPIC
0:45 What attracted Jessica to the idea of making picture books
2:41 The bottomless pit of need for children’s books
5:42 Making books that fall flat with your own children
7:33 How therapy and Mr. Rodgers help flush out the concept behind the TOMORROW I’LL BE … books
11:12 How choosing words for the concept dictated this two-book series
12:50 Why the second book was ten-times harder to both write and illustrate
17:40 Helping a child understand what it means to be a kind generous person
19:54 A visual nod to the love languages
23:10 An idea that haunts you is always a good sign
25:42 Why Tomorrow? Why not be brave and kind now?
32:00 The process behind creating the lettering and art in TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND
37:50 Building procrastination and self-care into your creativity
46:30 How Jessica enriches her life outside of art
49:20 What is next for Jessica
50:45 Jessica’s most meaningful inspiring moments from her picture book life
Featured Book: Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind
by Jessica Hische, author-illustrator
Children’s Picture Book • Penguin Workshop • Published January 14, 2020
TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her hand-lettering and illustrations. This uplifting book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.
Tomorrow I’ll be everything
I strive to be each day
And even when it’s difficult
I’ll work to find a way.
Books Mentioned in Episode 134
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