Vincent Desjardins

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation illustrator
Location Bloomington, IN, United States
Introduction I'm an illustrator who loves children's book illustration. In 2011, I illustrated my first children's book "Secrets of the Magic Ring," by Karen McQuestion. I am currently working on a non-fiction book for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book is titled "Mercy, The Incredible True Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA," by Nancy Furstinger and is due to be released in the Spring of 2016. I have also illustrated four stories for FarFaria's iPad storybook app. I love animation, classic movies, movie soundtracks, broadway musicals and design from the arts and craft period to mid-century modern. I collect toys and all sorts of paper ephemera, often dealing with children's books or motion pictures. I also love reading comic books and graphic novels. I was the illustrator for Instinct magazine's health column from 2003 to 2005. In 2009, I had an article and tutorial published in Painter magazine (issue 35).
Interests Reading fiction & non-fiction, reading comic books, drawing, making art and other things, creating comics, writing, playing with dogs, gardening, riding my bike, listening to music, walks in the park, daydreaming, shopping, going to garage sales and flea markets
Favorite Movies The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Picnic, The More the Merrier, Now Voyager, On the Town, Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, Meet John Doe, The Lady Eve, It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The Music Man, Funny Girl, Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, UP, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi, Bride of Frankenstein, The Haunting, Alien, Aliens, The Crawling Eye, The Chalk Garden, Since You Went Away, Lord of the Rings trilogy, It's Always Fair Weather, The Yearling, A Room with a View, Journey to the Center of the Earth(1959 version), Fahrenheit 451, Vertigo, The Birds, West Side Story, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Thief of Bagdad, Days of Heaven, Brokeback Mountain, Hobson's Choice, Brief Encounter, Notorious, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Town Called Panic, Fairy Tale: A True Story, Fly Away Home, How Green Was My Valley
Favorite Music Jorge Ben, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Petula Clark, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Johnny Hartman, Billie Holiday, Irene Kral, Bettye LaVette, Patti Page, Jeri Southern, Irma Thomas, Bettye Swann, Bettye LaVette, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Barbara Cook, Connee Boswell, The Boswell Sisters, Doris Day, Caetano Veloso, Marcus Valle, Astrud Gilberto, early Streisand, Fred Astaire, Arling & Cameron, Everything but the Girl, Eurythmics, Girlyman, Goldfrapp, Lene Lovich, Annie Lennox, Les Hommes, The Magnetic Fields, The Free Design, Elvis Costello, Arvo Pärt, Michael Torke, Dusty Springfield, June Christy, Lee Wiley, Teddi King, Anita O'Day, soundtracks - especially scores composed by Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, Miklós Rózsa, Elmer Bernstein, Angelo Badalamenti, Zbigniew Preisner, Alloy Orchestra, Michael Giacchino, Musicals, Broadway original cast albums
Favorite Books The Go-Between, The Feast of Love, The Funnies, A Home at the End of the World, Oxygen, Three Junes, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, the Oz Books, John Wyndham, Jack McDevitt, Robert Charles Wilson, Walt and Skeezix by Frank King, Superman comics, Doom Patrol comics (both the original 1960s incarnation and Grant Morrison's reinvention), The Sandman comics, Epileptic, Fun Home, Blankets, Wimbledon Green, It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken, Watchmen, Y - The Last Man, Maus, Ghost World, Stuck Rubber Baby, Stitches