Life of a Rural Veterinarian, Inside Illustration

Life of a Rural Veterinarian, Inside Illustration

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Sep 9, 2016 11:00 pm
  • 1:41:51 mins

Life of a Rural Veterinarian Guest: Bo Brock, DVM, Founder of Brock Veterinary Clinic and Author of “Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America” This is by no means scientific, but it may be that one in four children at some point in their youth dreams of being a veterinarian. Because they just love dogs or cats or horses, you know? If they knew what a veterinarian’s life was really like – especially the rural vet – they might reconsider. Then again, they might just think it sounds like the greatest adventure on earth. Man’s Best Friend Guest: Robert Losey, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta The special bond between people and their dogs is not recent. Excavation of cemeteries in Siberia that date back 7,000 and 8,000 years have unearthed ancient evidence that dogs got special treatment from humans. Inside Illustration Guests: Bethanne Andersen, Professor of Illustration at BYU; Guy Francis, Illustrator of Clark the Shark, Ghostville Elementary, Ghosthunters; Brett Helquist, Illustrator of “The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket” and Creator of Roger the Jolly Pirate; Sam Ricks, Winner of the 2016 Geisel Award for Best Beginning Reader Book Published in the US for Illustrations in “Don’t Throw it to Mo!” We’re going inside the illustrator’s mind this hour. If you close your eyes for a moment and think back to reading your favorite book as a child, the images likely come fast.  Even when you graduate from picture books to chapter books, the illustrations matter. The way the characters look on the cover of the book shapes the movie in your head as the story unfolds. The occasional illustration tucked between chapters feels like finding a prize in a cereal box.