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‘Simpsons’ animator learned art of taking a chance

From Chelmsford to RISD, LA, ‘Simpsons,’ now a picture book

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 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.

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