On Dec. 8, 2013, Examiner.com was honored to catch up with talented Roger Kabler and discover more about him as an artist and illustrator. Kabler, out of L.A., shares about his latest projects (see links throughout article) and what makes him tick, part of which are two new books coming out in time for the holidays!
Roger Kabler on his work, art and prayer.
"I poured my heart and soul into all of my paintings, and each character and landscape. It's cool that both books are released in time for the holidays!
I'm kind of spiritual too, and nature is my guide. All my paintings have a prayer written under the paint. I tend to work obsessively until that prayer is met."
"Montague the Pitbull of Park Avenue" and "Bilbao Beetle Learns to Share" are the two children's books that Roger Kabler has illustrated. Roger's wife Mary Gregory ("Montague") and Andrea Saint James ("Bilbao") are the authors. (See more links at bottom of article.)
Kabler shares some details about his illustrations.
"There are over 100 dogs (and a few hiding cats) painted in Montague. People paid to have their pets in the story, and that is how we funded the book.
The mission of Montague is to give kids a great adventure story to enjoy, while teaching them respect, compassion and safety with all dogs. Montague is now being used in schools as an educational tool."
This talented illustrator also shares a bit about "Bilbao" as well as his next project.
"Just when I was about to catch my breath, author Andrea Saint James called. She had seen the e-book version of 'Montague' on Amazon and asked me to illustrate her terrific story book 'Bilbao.'
My next project is illustrating a book about a true-life animal rescue that took place in Cape Cod. It's an environmental lesson."
Thank you Roger for sharing.
Enjoy more about Roger Kabler, a video of his illustrations, a past Kickstarter project with video and where to find "Montague the Pitbull of Park Avenue" and "Bilbao Beetle Learns to Share" at given links.
Also enjoy video on "Puppy Piles" above under one of Kabler's wonderful illustrations.