Adam Rex is a children’s book illustrator and writer, who I first profiled back in 2007.
His books include the well received Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; a more recent series called the Cold Cereal Saga, the titles from which include Champions of Breakfast and Unlucky Charms; and a 2009 title, The True Meaning of Smekday, which, after having been optioned as a movie in 2008, has just been released by Dreamworks Animation as the CGI animated feature Home.
The cover of Smekday (images above, top), features — for those who don’t happen to recognize it — a chunk of Center City Philadelphia as the focus of the invading Boov.
There is also a dedicated site for The True Meaning of Smekday, though it’s also less extensive than one might like.
A number of his sketches and painted originals are on view as part of an exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, that runs to April 19, 2015.