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proud review for Burris!

always love good news….and today brought happy review for Priscilla Burris and author Brenning and their new Maggi and Milo Make Friends from PenguinRandomHouse/Dial….. SLJ (June 2016) BRENNING, Juli. Maggi and Milo Make New Friends. illus. by Priscilla Burris. 32p. … 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 outrage! book pulled!…..

  I can not let another minute go by before I comment my sincere feelings and thoughts about the ‘pull off the shelves’ of Scholastic’s new book A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON by Ramin Galleshiam and Vanessa Newton and … 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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Oct ARTIST news:

Thought I’d take this op to brag just a bit for a couple of our artists:  Cathy Gendron did a launch signing at the Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor a bit ago and it was really something special.  We’d highlighted … Continue reading

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Mama bird teaching……

from Joanne Friar This morning I saw Kathy Temean’s blog post and was delighted that she featured this image from one of the CAT artists Joanne Friar as a segue into also posting part of my recent article here on the … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: WHERE, WHEN, and HOW!? promotion….

Congratulations!  You followed my previous advice on CAT NIP and now have a wonderfully professional, uniquely yours, exciting portfolio/website ready to show the buying world!  YES!? HOW do you get all this wonderful work seen? Remember, the ART DOES THE … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: “WHAT” part 2,

I left you last article thinking about the fact that your website and person portfolio and all your promotional material BETTER BE SAYING THE RIGHT THING about you, your style, your professionalism.  So now that you’ve got that settled in your mind … Continue reading

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CAT NIP…small teasers to motivate

    ‘I promised in my last post to write a series about portfolios and promoting your artwork. Last weekend’s SCBWI FL event prompted me to see the need for an informational update on these subjects, and I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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PORTFOLIO POW! in Bonita Springs FL

Sat Feb 21 in Bonita Springs FL…public library with some of Florida’s SCBWI artistic talent to talk about portfolios…the ins and outs (literally) and what ‘portfolio’ means today, and a group review of every one’s work!  That’s me, Chris, in the … Continue reading

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