Making it up as we go along…
Children’s book author-illustrator Jeff Crosby (Wiener Wolf, Disney-Hyperion) was talking with young students of the Austin Independent School District the other day — and he let them tell him a story, while he illustrated their scenes.
A bit of a high wire act, yes but he pulled it off with his usual calm and cleverness.
You can see the story somewhere in this WordPress slide show.
The slides include some of Jeff’s original sketches and paintings from Wiener Wolf as well as for Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds (Tundra Books) that he wrote and illustrated with his wife, author-illustrator Shelley Ann Jackson.
The event was for a birthday bash of sorts, 100 Years of School Libraries in Austin.
Illustrators recognized as the 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference wraps up
Congratulations to Melissa Sweet — winner of the 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration, for Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy’s Parade (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), a picture book biography that was five years in the making and has won several other awards.
The awards were presented at the conference Sunday luncheon in Los Angeles.
On your mouse, get set…go!
Austin SCBWI’s Digital Symposium II: Nuts and Bolts of Success is a hands-on technology workshop for illustrators and authors of all techie levels. Be it blogging or beveling, tweeting or technique sharing, hyperlinking or hashtagging, the intention of this symposium set for October 6 at St. Edward’s University is for the participants to leave with new skills to add their technological tool belts. You can download the full packet here, which includes conference info and an off-line registration sheet.