Daywalt, 47, discusses the origin of that book, how a librarian first interested him in writing, and lets you into to his creative process. He also shares some behind-the-scenes insight into the upcoming film version of that book. He also talks about the impact of his success on him and his family.
The Day the Crayons Quit has received multiple honors, being named a best children’s book of 2013 by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads while receiving high reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. He has also written the popular sequel The Day the Crayons Came Home and the recent The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. On the podcast, he talks about how his online fandom led him to be offered to write the picture book Star Wars BB-8 on the Run.
Daywalt spent several years writing for Disney and Universal on such shows as Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody Woodpecker. His animated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery received an Emmy nomination. He first received notice on a horror channel of YouTube for his work writing and directing short films. He directed his first feature-length film in 2012, a made-for-TV fantasy horror film Red Clover (released as Leprechaun’s Revenge) for SyFy Channel.