The Fan Brothers
Let Imagination Take Flight
Get an inside look into bestselling author/illustrator duo Eric and Terry Fan's process for creating their stunning picture books. Find out how they got their start and the obstacles they overcame in pursuit of their careers as illustrators. In this webinar, you will learn:
- How their collaboration works
- How they create seamless illustrations despite their differences in style
- Who and what influences their art
- How they decide which books to illustrate
- Their best advice for fellow picture book creators
Brothers Eric Fan and Terry Fan received their formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Their work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. The Night Gardener was their first widely acclaimed debut picture book. They have followed up with award-winning books such as The Darkest Dark, The Antlered Ship, Ocean Meets Sky (recently optioned for a film), and The Scarecrow.
The Fan Brothers are Eric and Terry, a creative team that made a writing debut with their illustrated children’s book The Night Gardener. Eric Fan was born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto where he continues to live. Eric has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. See more of his work at Society6 , Redbubble, Caseable, DenyDesigns, and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).
Terry Fan was born in Illinois and now lives in Toronto. Eric and Terry have collaborated as illustrators of other people’s work and have worked independently as illustrators. Terry spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. Visit him online at Society6,Caseable, DenyDesigns, and Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).