Robert James Sabuda|
(March 8, 1965 - living) U.S.A.
Robert was born in Pinckney, Michigan. He was a skilled artist from a very early age, and attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. His specific interest in 3-D paper engineering (i.e., pop-up books) was sparked by a book he received that was illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta.
Robert's interest in children's book illustration began with an internship at Dial Books for Young Readers while attending the Pratt Institute. Initially working as a package designer, Sabuda illustrated his first children's book series, of "Bulky Board Books", in 1987. Wide recognition only came his way after he started designing pop-up books for children in 1994.
Robert is openly gay. He presently works from his studio in New York City with his lover Matthew Reinhart, and he is involved in a wide variety of projects that involve movable paper. He has also released a video of his working style. He has been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times, a prize that was instituted by the Movable Book Society of America in honor of Lothar Meggendorfer.
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