The collection materials relate to five publications illustrated by Adam Rex, including The True Meaning of Smekday, his first novel, published in 2007. Materials include corrected typescripts, artist's dummy, drawings, and artifacts including a toy whale and a clay figurine of a head.
This collection consists of original art and manuscript materials related to five titles illustrated by Adam Rex.
Adam Rex was born in 1973 in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, receiving his BFA from the University of Arizona. The first children's book he illustrated, The Dirty Cowboy, was published in 2003. In 2005 Rex received the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist. His first novel, The True Meaning of Smekday, was published in 2007 to great review, with DreamWorks Animation optioning the rights and adapting it into an animated feature film. Rex lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Marie. For more information, check his website at www.adamrex.com.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.