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What the heck is an e-book, anyway?

Children’s book illustrators, artistrators, writers take note:

These guys kind of say it all. The trailer is by animator, web designer, online comics creator Erik Kuntz  (who also happens to be our SCBWI chapter’s webmaster.)

Briefly, the Second Annual Austin SCBWI Digital Symposium is October 6 at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. But for the schedule and more details on the workshop and presenters, go here.

Google+ tools for artists and illustrators — a free workshop

Pooja's Google+ workshop screenshot

Watch Pooja Srinivas’ video presentation, Google+ for Artists and Illustrators  — and discover how to network, find and build community, extend your reach and promote your art and illustration with free Google+ tools.  Go here for Pooja’s superb 1.3 hour workshop.

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Children’s book author-illustrator Mark Mitchell is also the author of this post.  See Mark’s short video about the “best drawing secret” here.

Erik animation screenshot

About The Author

Mark Mitchell

Award-winning children's book author-illustrator Mark G. Mitchell teaches classes in watercolor and children's book illustration at The Contemporary Art School in Austin, Texas.


  1. Gabi Sandoval

    Thank, Mr. Mitchell that was simple and explained alot of things. I have a question
    for you . In your online course will there be videos like the one I just watched or
    will it all be written? I really like to see what I’m learning. Explain your course
    in simple terms I would so like to take it. Gabi

    • Mark Mitchell

      Hi Gabi,
      Thank you for asking about the “Marks and Splashes” course.
      It has both written/illustrated lessons and video versions of the lessons, along with video interviews with successful children’s book artists, monthly online group critique sessions and an online community and resource sharing site that’s active with students from around North America and the world.
      Come join us! You can read more about the course (and sign up for it, if you like) on this page.

      the course has both written (and illustrated) lesson

  2. Rocío Conesa

    That’s the futur! (or the present)
    Great post!
    Rocío C.

  3. KM Logan

    I just found your blog and am very excited to read it. I have a question that I hope you might have time to answer. I’ve published a few non-fiction eBooks already and have written a few children’s manuscripts. My mother has agreed to illustrate them, the problem is we’re not sure of what a fair cut is for a self-published ebook between the author and illustrator. I’d love to know your thoughts. A successful eBook would obviously be helpful to both of us, but we want to be fair about the money. If it makes any difference I already have a moderate audience.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts.


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