Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Day with Pat Cummings

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There are still some openings (workshop will max out at 20 illustrators) for the Illustrator Intensive with Pat Cummings! Cummings is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 35 books for children. She is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She currently teaches at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

I've been hearing great things about her workshops. And it's hosted by a great group. You can find full details on the event here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday Links

Now that summer is over, school has started, and it's back to a scheduled life, I'm giving myself a deadline. For me deadlines make things happen. In the past I posted on this blog at whim. I still will for the most part, but I've decided to reserve one day a week for posting links to other great blogs I've run across. This will help me remember where to find them, and help spread the word. (Sometimes one link leads to another, and another, and another, and I forget where I started!)

Book design links:
Book Design Review
Jacket Whys

What editors want (In manuscript submissions and web portfolios):
Full Circle Literary
Editorial Anonymous

Challenge, and future quiz, on "Everything We Think You Should Know If You're Going To Call Yourself a Pro In This Field":
Susan Sandmore

Studio lighting:
Gurney Journey

Thanks Mishaps and Adventures for the book design links.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Picture-Bookies Showcase Farewell

Sadly, Picture-Bookies Weekly Showcase, a blog created by the Picture-Bookies dedicated to showcasing the work of nearly 50 children's illustrators, is coming to an end.
Thank you members:

* Ginger Nielson
* Sherry L Rogers
* Amy Cullings Moreno
* Kathleen Rietz
* Kristi Valiant
* Paige Keiser
* Bron Smith
* Gina Pfleegor

And special thanks to Ginger for keeping things running smoothly.

Be sure to stop by and have one last look!

Monday, August 18, 2008

SCBWI AZ Illustrators' Intensive

Award-winning Author and Illustrator Pat Cummings will be running a full-day workshop in Scottsdale on October 4th. Early bird, discounted registration is available through September 1st.

This hands-on intensive illustration workshop will focus on developing and improving your illustration skills for the children’s book market. It will also include craft topics such as style and technique, and industry related subjects such as the submission process and marketing. Homework assignment required.

You will find more details and registration information here. While you're there, be sure to check out our newly designed, regional website!

Note: SCBWI-AZ logo design by Juana Martinez-Neal