Author, illustration and animator Frans Vischer will visit Fresno State for a free, public discussion on children’s literature at the Arne Nixon Center Advocates annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the University Dining Hall.

A catered reception for the “Fuddles” creator begins at 5:30 p.m. with a talk to follow at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Vischer is the author and illustrator of the picture books “Fuddles,” “A Very Fuddles Christmas” and “Fuddles and Puddles,” plus the middle-grade novel “Jimmy Dabble.” He also works as an animator for Disney Studios and has worked on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” “Cats Don’t Dance,” “The Road to El Dorado,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “Winnie the Pooh.”

During his stay in Fresno, Vischer will speak to Fresno State graphic design students about his animation work and will visit a local elementary school.

To reserve a spot at the public discussion, visit, contact Jami Sanford at or call the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116.

Parking for the event is restricted. To obtain a free parking permit, enter the code 218820 at a parking permit dispenser found at campus entryways. Parking in lot P27 off of Cedar and Scott avenues (one block north of Shaw Avenue) is suggested.

Housed in Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library, the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is one of North America’s leading resources with more than 60,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts and works of art.

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