Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter SCBWI conference

The big Winter SCBWI Conference in New York City is coming up in just over a week!

Illustrators who are going - Since there's no scheduled time to be able to see each other's portfolios, I'm getting together a group of illustrators at 9pm Friday night in the NY Marketplace restaurant on the lobby floor of the Hilton to peruse each other's portfolios after the private portfolio exhibition. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

New series in the works!

I'm working on the first book in a series of six early readers for a publisher I've illustrated 24 books for already. This will be my first series of six books for them. Yay! It's a fun series and I can't wait to show some of the art. The first book will be published next month, so I have extremely tight deadlines - only four weeks per book. Yikes! Better get painting...

Another note: I'm attending the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York in a few weeks. My portfolio will be in a private exhibition for art directors, editors, and agents, but since it's private I'm not allowed to be there to see the reactions to my artwork. I can leave postcards featuring my artwork in front of my portfolio and could possibly gauge how much interest there is in my work by how many postcards are taken. We'll see... exciting.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I won Kathy Weller's new picture book

Kathy Weller held a contest on the Picture Book Junkies blog and I won an autographed copy of her first illustrated picture book, The Months. Congrats Kathy! Can't wait to see it.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Illustration Friday - "100%"

He's 100% excited to see snow.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!