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Spending his days with the Simpsons, immersed in Homer and Bart’s parody land of Springfield, award-winning animator and designer John “J.R.” Krause has developed a unique artistic view of the cartoon world.
The Chelmsford native, who currently designs props for the hit television series, took a turn in his career — shifting from animation to children’s stories — publishing his first book, “Poco Loco,” which hit stores April 30.
Teaming up with his wife, Maria Chua, the duo created a wacky bilingual picture book. The story, geared toward children ages 3 to 7, tells a tale of an inventive and quirky waffle-eating mouse named Poco Loco who saves the day using one of his exotic inventions.