Cece Bell

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I'm an author and an illustrator, and sadly not a jazz pianist. I live in an old church in the hills of Virginia with my husband, author Tom Angleberger. I work right next door in a new-ish barn. I've written and illustrated a bunch of books for kids and was lucky enough to get a Geisel Honor for one of 'em. If you want to know more about my hearing loss or my childhood (or both), check out my first graphic novel, El Deafo. It's only slightly fictionalized, honest! I'm at www.cecebell.com if you want to see more weird stuff. ...more

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Cece Bell Because rabbits have big ears. I thought it would be a perfect visual metaphor to portray myself as the only rabbit in a crowd of rabbits whose ears d…moreBecause rabbits have big ears. I thought it would be a perfect visual metaphor to portray myself as the only rabbit in a crowd of rabbits whose ears do not work. Also, as a kid, I felt very conspicuous with my hearing aid cords going up to my ears...and showing those cords going way up over my head into my rabbit ears is pretty close to how I thought others must be perceiving me. Finally, you can't top rabbits for cuteness!(less)
Cece Bell I think all the Mike Miller/first crush stuff. I cracked myself up while working on those parts where I get all spacey and lovey-dovey for him. And it…moreI think all the Mike Miller/first crush stuff. I cracked myself up while working on those parts where I get all spacey and lovey-dovey for him. And it's so fun to draw hearts all over everything!(less)
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Cece Bell answered #Tigerlily's question: Cece Bell
Thanks for your kind words. My advice for all writers is that if you have an idea for a story, don't tell anybody about it right away. Keep it private and nurture it on your own and see what develops. Sometimes you tell someone about an idea you have See Full Answer
Cece Bell answered Keely Lee's question: Cece Bell
Hi! Well, Batman was a huge influence on me as a kid (Batman from the 60s TV show). Just like Batman was strapping on his utility belt to become Batman, I was strapping on my Phonic Ear hearing aid to become El Deafo. So it made sense, if Martha was See Full Answer
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“And being different? That turned out to be the best part of all. I found that with a little creativity, and a lot of dedication, any difference can be turned into something amazing. Our differences are our superpowers.”
Cece Bell, El Deafo

“Oh, why do I even care what other people think?”
Cece Bell, El Deafo

“And being different? That turned out to the best part of all. I found that with a little creativity, and a lot of dedication, any difference can be turned into something amazing. Our differences are our superpowers.”
Cece Bell, El Deafo

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