In January I went to a Youth Literature Conference on campus and I met Nikki Grimes and Brian Selznick. Both were great. I really enjoyed Brian's presentation though. He even showed a silent movie complete with his own version of the narration. It was freakin' hilarious.
I bought a book that he illustrated called "When Marian Sings". The artwork is amazing. And if you haven't read it yet, you should definitely read "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" which he both wrote and illustrated.