Frans Vischer

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Frans Vischer is the author and illustrator of Fuddles and A Very Fuddles Christmas. He works as an animator for Disney and is also the author of the middle grade novel Jimmy Dabble. He lives in California.

Photograph by Jennifer Vischer

Books by this Author

A Very Fuddles Christmas


A Very Fuddles Christmas

Fuddles—the fat, pampered cat—returns in a holiday story of merry misadventures!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep aiming for greater heights, but be grateful for what you have.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Baba O'Reilly, Behind Blue eyes, Love reign o'er me- the Who, Hey Jude- The Beatles, Lola- The Kinks, Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen, Layla- Eric Clapton/Derek and the Dominoes, Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd (I was never good at math...)

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Pro soccer player.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?


Abraham Lincoln. I would ask Mr.Lincoln about keeping your convictions in the midst of great adversity.

Winston Churchill. Same as Mr.Lincoln.

Dr. Martin Luther King. Seeing thegood in people, their character, despite being surrounded by racism.

Michaelangelo. Creative freedom, making meaningfulart within the limitations of the church.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I spent many years in feature animation. I love bringing a character to life, to put myself inside a character's head, and have them behave like real individuals.

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