|ACHUKA's Special Guest #2|
Anthony Browne, now just turned fifty, but still boyish in appearance, was born in Sheffield and grew up near Halifax. He took a course in graphic design at Leeds College of Art and afterwards became a medical artist at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Then, for fifteen years, he designed greetings cards for the Gordon Fraser Gallery, continuing to work for them until 1988, when his illustrated Alice in Wonderland was published by Julia MacRae. His first book, Through the Magic Mirror had been published more than ten years previously.
I would like to know how Mr Browne thinks about page layout--I'm particularly thinking about _Gorilla_ and _Hansel and Gretel_--how does he decide what part of the image to excerpt or expand upon for the small inset picture above the text. I've always been intrigued by the pattern of small, floating box paired with full-page box on the opposite side. I wondered if he would care to comment on this. Sincerely, Naomi Wood -- Naomi Wood 785.532-2175 Assoc. Professor of English http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~naomiw/ Kansas State University firstname.lastname@example.org