This exhibit features 60 colorful and fanciful illustrations and intricate pop-up books drawn from 11 books. His work demonstrates unparalleled artistry and innovation that are sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Sabuda is widely regarded as the wizard of pop-up book engineering. His first published pop-up was The Christmas Alphabet (1994), followed later by The 12 Days of Christmas (1996), both of which have become best selling holiday classics. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up (2000), has been considered his masterpiece. Its linoleum-block print medium adheres to the style of the original W.W. Denslow illustrations, yet the intense visual power of the pop-up is all Sabuda’s. This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.
Exhibition: REOPENED October 7, August 31 through November 9, 2008, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Adult Programs:
Flexagons, Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way (at Ulloa)
History of Pop-Up Book-making with demonstration Thursday, October 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Latino Hispanic Community Room, Main Library, Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)