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Event alert! Sex and Violence in Children’s Books at the PEN World Voices Festival


Hey, literary New Yorkers! Sex! Violence! Also, The PEN World Voices Festival has been going on this week—and this weekend, they’ve got not one but two children’s lit events! Children’s books are literature, YESSSSSSSS! And psst, the organizer tells me: “You can also pass on the discount codes: PEN14 or PEN2014. I think it’s 20%.” Sex and Violence in Children’s Books: Where The Wild Things (Really) Are, with Sarwat Chadda, Robie Harris, Susan Kuklin, Sharyn […]

“If you are drawing characters really swing your cat.” Highlights From the 2014 SCBWI Winter Conference

Events / Inspiration / Process

Above: My piece for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, an assignment for the Illustrators’ Intensive. I am still riding an inspired high from last weekend’s SCBWI Winter Conference. I’ve been to the conference four times now and the Illustrators’ Intensive Day is always the highlight for me. Art Director Cecilia Yung’s interview of Tomie dePaola was fantastic. They structured the talk around a comparison of Tomie’s book illustrations and his costume and set design work. Tomie […]

We Art Boston

Events / News

Above: Christoph Niemann: Petting Zoo, Limited Edition Silkscreen Print Fellow art director Jenn McManus recently tipped me off to We Art Boston, an awesome online auction of original children’s book art that starts today. Susan and Joe McKendry have collected over 100 original works of art from 50+ amazing children’s book illustrators and are auctioning them off online to raise money for the Emergency and Trauma Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital in memory of the Boston […]

SCBWI NY 2013: “Internal Migrations,” Being Superlative, and Cold-Calling Maurice Sendak


I had a great time at the SCBWI Winter conference this past weekend. I’ve been three times in the past six years and always walk away inspired and energized. Some of many highlights for me this time around: 1. The Illustrator Intensive on Friday. The entire day was one big highlight. It’s a day of presentations from some of the top illustrators in our field. This year we heard from Shaun Tan, David Ezra Stein, […]

Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair

Events / News

  If you  are in Brooklyn this Saturday, check out the Children’s Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum. We go every year with our daughter and it’s a great time. Brooklyn authors and illustrators set up tables in the big main entrance and you can go around and meet them, check out and purchase books, and get your books signed. There are also some cool activities for kids. Man, there are so many amazing illustrators […]