Gus D’Angelo, Illustrator, Animator & Author

Bio: Gus D’Angelo first fell in love with the outdoors as a child, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing with his three brothers on his family’s farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These early adventures led to his passion for public lands and his hope that all young people get to experience the thrill, mystery, and solitude of the outdoors. Author of San Francisco ABCs and New York ABCs, Gus is an illustrator and animator who now lives in San Francisco with his partner, filmmaker Jennifer Kroot.

ArtSeed Statement: “I work out of the Tides co-working space and have seen many of the amazing ArtSeed artists’ work throughout the hallways. I met Josefa and we talked about my conducting an ArtSeed workshop on how I approach drawing in the field and my process of rendering these sketches into finished book illustrations. I hope this workshop inspires the young artists as much of their work on display inspires me.”

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