Robert Squier

About

When I was four or five, I was given Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. At that age, I didn't understand the difference between a coloring book and a picture book. I enthusiastically scribbled Crayola circles all over Max and his Wild Things. Then guilt set in. I thought I had ruined the world's only copy of this wondrous book. I resolved to become an artist so I could one day replace the book I had destroyed. True story. Some families might discourage a kid who aspires to be an artist. But my grandfather, Donald G. Squier, was a portrait painter-his clients included General Patton and President Taft-so my family was used to dealing with eccentric artsy types. My parents and four brothers were happy to let me spend my childhood drawing monsters, aliens, and prehistoric beasts. I became the star artist of my kindergarten class, due mostly to my prowess at drawing Godzilla. It wasn't long before I began using my drawings to tell stories. I wrote comic strips for the school newspaper and self-published comic books. In college, my contributions to the campus paper were notorious and led to my first commercial illustration job. This led to more work and, eventually, a career as a designer and illustrator. I studied graphic design in college but found that illustration was my true calling. I just love to draw. I also enjoy the challenges of illustration: telling a story with flair and clarity and finding a style that satisfies me, my clients and an audience. I even like working within guidelines and deadlines. Over the years, I've worked in all types of traditional media: crayons, markers, rapidograph pens, letraset screen-tones, pen and ink, brush and ink, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylics. My experience working traditionally, plus years spent working as a graphic designer, has made my transition to digital painting nearly seamless. Today I enjoy working in both traditional and digital media. So far, my illustrations have appeared in fifteen published books for children. I hope that, somewhere, a kid has scribbled all over one of them.

Titles

Allosaurus

Susan H. Gray

$29.93

Apatosaurus

Susan H. Gray

$29.93

Maiasaura

Susan H. Gray

$29.93

Velociraptor

Susan H. Gray

$29.93

The Who Was? History of the World

Who Hq, Paula K. Manzanero, et al.

$9.99
$9.19

What Is the Story of the Wizard of Oz?

Who Hq, Kirsten Anderson, et al.

$6.99
$6.43

Who Was Davy Crockett?

Gail Herman, Who Hq, et al.

$5.99
$5.51

Who Was Louis Braille?

Margaret Frith, Who Hq, et al.

$5.99
$5.51

Who Was Frederick Douglass?

April Jones Prince, Who Hq, et al.

$5.99
$5.51

Who Is Temple Grandin?

Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who Hq, et al.

$5.99
$5.51

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Apollo: God of the Sun, Healing, Music, and Poetry

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Ares: God of War

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Crafts

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Eros: God of Love

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Hephaestus: God of Fire, Metalwork, and Building

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Hades: God of the Underworld

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Hera: Queen of the Gods, Goddess of Marriage

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Hermes: God of Travels and Trade

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

Zeus: King of the Gods, God of Sky and Storms

Teri Temple and Robert Squier

$29.93

What Is a Presidential Election?: With Activities, Stickers,...

Who Hq, Douglas Yacka, et al.

$7.99
$7.35

Who Was Confucius?

Who Hq, Michael Burgan, et al.

$5.99
$5.51