Adam Rex

Premiere date: March 30, 2021

Today our guest is New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Adam Rex.

Since 2003, Rex has brought his unique artistic style and unparalleled humor to a multitude of pictures books, such as Frankenstein Makes a SandwichNothing Rhymes with OrangePsst!, and On Account of the Gum. In 2007, he published his first children’s novel, The True Meaning of Smekday, which was later adapted into the Dreamwork’s animated movie, HomeSmekday was followed by a sequel, as well as the Cold Cereal trilogy and the young adult novel, Fat Vampire. In addition to his independent work, Rex has collaborated with Jon Scieszka, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Kinney, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, and many others.

There are few writers who can match Rex’s comedic abilities. His timing, dialogue, narrative pacing, unusual metaphors, and talent for counterbalancing emotion with irreverence are enviable. Cap all that with his amazing artistic abilities that range from technically perfect comic panels to pop-eyed picture book cats, and well… he’s pretty much a rock star.