Category Archives: industry tips

Portfolio Prep for Conferences…Finding YOU!

It is that time of year again!  After you review your year, (see last Post) you want to strut a new, confident foot out there into the industry! And just in time, there is the SCBWI NYC Mid Winter Conference…just waiting … Continue reading

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Your Year in Review

Well we’re near the end of Jan 2017 already!  There is one very important activity that you  should have experienced  by now … you should have given yourself a YEAR IN REVIEW self analysis! You are a business.  Artist or … Continue reading

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An honor arrived in the mail today….

WOW ….that’s ME!   This magazine arrived today! – Williamsburg’s NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS, focusing on the Arts this issue, included a story about me (written by editor Greg Lilly) and my road to having an agency in the children’s book industry!  I … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM BOLOGNA! from two CAT artists there….

  What lead to your decision to visit the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year?                            FIRST   KATY and then CONSTANZE follows Katy: Several things motivated my decision to attend the fair. First, as an illustrator and college art professor, I … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: transitions…

I wrote that I’d spoken to two groups of college students recently (Ringling College of Art and Design and William & Mary here in Wmsbrg).  It’s gotten me thinking of TRANSITIONS in life…so many of them! almost constant in fact.  … Continue reading

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PLAY! so important….more from IWAI on that!

I have to share another sub-story post from our artist MELISSA IWAI about her process of sketching (and posting) daily.  I think you’ll find this funny and so inspiring!  Play IS so important to the children’s book artist particularly. I feel … Continue reading

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Another Crit Sunday for Temean post:

Take a Look Sunday – Kary Lee by Kathy Temean CHRIS: FIRST, what hit me right away is the MOTION of this illustration….almost a beat sense.  NICE!  The shadow of the sax player leaning back and into his music takes my … Continue reading

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