A taboo subject that no one dares let slip.
Well, no one except ME!
Because I'm about to blow the roof off of what EVERYONE'S been dying to know.
Yeah, you know the question I'm talking about:
WHAT THE HECK DO SOOPER FAMOUS AUTHORS EAT FOR LUNCH?!
Well, I'm here to tell all.
Because I had lunch with a bunch of 'em this weekend.
You see, whenever Mo Willems comes to town,
all sorts of authors and illustrators get together to laugh, joke and eat.
And for some reason they let me come along.
So let's start with Mo:
That's steak and eggs, of course.
Mr. Willems likes to eat them when he's on tour to promote his latest sooper awesome book:
If you were at the LA Times Book Festival this weekend, maybe you got to see him read it!
And if you were sitting next to him at lunch, maybe you'd totally copy him and get steak and eggs, too.
That's what sooperstar author/illustrator Dan Santat did:
Can you blame him?
I don't blame anyone for nothin'(except awesomeness) if they wrote and illustrated this graphic novel:
Lisa Yee's secret lunch habits are a BIG topic of conversation at any party.
So what's the secret to her steak salad?
The answer: NO DRIED CHERRIES!
Lisa Yee don't roll like that.
She rolls like this:
But do you know who DOES roll with the dried cherries?
Marla, who I just met but swear I've met before, is working on a sooper secret new picture book, but you might already know her from this series:
Next up, animator/author/robot/marathon runner Bob Boyle.
You know he writes and draws this:
But did you know he eats THIS:
Yes, non-meat eaters, that there's a veggie burger.
But alas vegetarians, Bob's wife, famed animation background painter Teri Shikasho had a beefy burger.
I had the house special, Rack of Peep which I did NOT share with Marla.
Paired with a fine root beer, that's some good eatin'.
Jarrett Krosoczka's meals are harder to pin down.
He refused to even show up for fear of his lunch secrets
being leaked to the public.
Because obviously I can't keep a secret.
The hard hitting dessert choices of children's literature!