Itsy Bitsy Spider at The Cartoon Art Museum

On Saturday July 23rd, 2022 author and illustrator Chuck Whelon was invited for a Q&A conversation & signing of his latest search-and-find book “Where’s Itsy Bitsy Spider?” in the Bil Keane Family Lobby of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Musuem, as part of the “Cartoonists In Real Life” program.

Cover of “Where’ Itsy Bitsy Spider?” by Chuck Whelon

About “Where’s Itsy Bitsy Spider?

Where’s Itsy Bitsy Spider is a puzzle search and find adventure book. It is an interactive book that is made for children or anyone with an interest in detective work. The book is narrated from a cast of Mother Goose characters who enter in a talent contest and embark on a world tour to find Itsy Bitsy Spider.

From their adventures they travel to the bustling city of London to the foggy red bridge city of San Francisco. Every page is filled with whimsical illustrations, colors, characters and life. Finding the Itsy Bitsy spider can prove to be a challenge as he hides behind, under, or above surrounding areas that can include characters, houses, waves, and even tennis courts.

Where’s Itsy Bitsy Spider is an educational book that has been approved by multiple teachers for strengthening a child’s observation skills. Kids are attracted to reading more and develop their basic reading comprehension skills with a fun activity that does not require any electronics.

About Chuck Whelon

Chuck Whelon is a multi-talented internationally published creator. Born and raised in Basingstoke, England who now lives in San Francisco, his art is of a mixture of an English tea filtered through sourdough bread. His works can include board games, comic strips, cartoons, puzzles, and advertisements. You can see more of Chuck’s work at: https://whelon.com/

About the Cartoonist IRL program

The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosted professional cartoonists on a monthly basis as part of its Cartoonists IRL program or In Real Life (formerly known as Cartoonist-in-Residence), visitors can observe cartoonists at work and engage with them directly while cartoonists are able to share their passion and process and vend their latest and most well-known projects

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About the author

I am an internationally published author and cartoonist. I am the creator, artist and writer of "Pewfell", a semi-autobiographical, epic fantasy sit-com that began it’s life on the interweb back in the early 2000’s.

I have created a large number of children's puzzle and activity books for various publishers, I also designed and illustrated the comic boardgame "Legitimacy" published by Minion Games, and have illustrated a number of other boardgames for Minion.

I am also known as the cartoonist for Goodman Game's 'Dungeon Crawl Classics' Role Playing Game. I am also the author of a puzzle book for kids called 'Wizard Pickles'--if you would like to publish it, let me know!

In my previous life, Chuck worked as an art director in the advertising world but I promises that I won’t do it again.

I was born and raised near the Basingstoke roundabout, but now live in San Francisco, CA.