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Frans Vischer

Biography

Frans Vischer

Frans Vischer grew up in Holland, playing soccer and drawing on rainy afternoons. At the age of eleven his family immigrated to America, settling in Cupertino, Northern California. Being the shy, new kid in school that spoke little English, Frans relied on his drawings to communicate.
 
In 1986 Frans married Jennifer Rylaarsdam, an editor working in magazine and book publishing. Being adventurous, they lived in London from 1991 to 1993, where Frans worked on TV commercials and Jennifer edited a cookbook. Shortly after their return to California their son, Julian, was born. Three years later their daughter, Meg, arrived. In 2001 they traveled to China and adopted their third child, Mary. They all live in Glendale, California, with a very fat cat. Still a soccer fan, Frans coaches his kids’ teams and plays pick-up games with friends. He avidly supports the U.S. Men’s National team and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
 
Observing and sketching his kids and telling bedtime stories produced a wealth of ideas for new projects. Frans wrote and illustrated his first book, JIMMY DABBLE, published in 2001 by Dutton. And inspired by the antics of their enormous and lovable cat, Frans created Fuddles, about a pampered, fat cat seeking an adventure, published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. And for the 2013 holidays, A VERY FUDDLES CHRISTMAS.

Frans Vischer

Books by Frans Vischer

by Frans Vischer
The way Fuddles sees the world, it’s better to receive than give! And what better gift for Fuddles than Christmas? One winter day, he wakes up to the smells and sights of the holiday—all for him! But when Fuddles tries to climb the tree, his family chases him away. He runs outside to escape, smack into cold and ice and snow! Will Fuddles make it back home in time to celebrate?