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Paper Son: The Story of Tyrus Wong Book Signing with Julie Leung & Chris Sasaki

Paper Son: The Story of Tyrus Wong Book Signing with Julie Leung & Chris Sasaki
October 26, 2019
Oct 26, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
158 days away

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FREE ADMISSION

Gallery Nucleus is proud to bring you a unique and heartfelt art exhibition and children's book signing with Julie Leung & Chris Sasaki. This will be their first West Coast visit for Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist.

Through art, we celebrate Asian-American heritage and look back at the hardships of immmigration in our history. Bring your friends and family, share the story of Tyrus Wong, an inspirational dreamer and artist.

Original art from the book will be on display!

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ABOUT PAPER SON: THE INSPIRING STORY OF TYRUS WONG, IMMIGRANT AND ARTIST

An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.

Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across a vast ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing--which he loved to do--but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Working as a janitor at night, his mop twirled like a paintbrush in his hands. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime--and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi.


JULIE LEUNG is the author of the Mice of the Round Table series, including A Tail of CamelotVoyage to Avalon, and most recently, Merlin's Last Quest. This is her first picture book. In her free time, she enjoys furtively sniffing books at bookstores and winning obscure board games. Originally from Atlanta, she now lives in New York City, where she works as a marketing director at Del Rey Books. Visit her on the web at jleungbooks.com and follow her on Twitter at @jleungbooks.

CHRIS SASAKI is a former character designer and illustrator for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has designed characters for Monsters University and Inside Out. His work has been featured at Gallery Nucleus, on Cartoon Brew, in the New York Times, and in the Society of Illustrators annual. He lives in Oakland, California. Visit him on the web at csasaki.com.

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