Monthly Archives: February 2011

Making and Publishing a Children’s Book, Part 1


I’ve been writing, ranting, and debating about books, art, self-publishing, and digital publishing non-stop since launching The Illustrated Section a few weeks ago. It’s time to stop talking and start CREATING.

I’m going to make a picture book!

This is the first in what will be a regular series of posts that will go through the entire process, from sketch to sale. So here we go…

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NESCBWI 2011 Workshop

I will be teaching a workshop this year at the New England SCBWI spring conference, “Celebrating Milestones”. It will take place May 13-15 in Fitchburg MA. All the info you need about the conference is here:

I am collaborating on one of the TWO Illustrator Academies being offered this year. The other faculty teaching with me will be writer/illustrator John Lechner (Sticky Burr), my rep Nicole Tugeau (, and designer Kerry Martin (Clarion). Our workshop is going to be about web presence and digital publishing and will feature website portfolio critiques for the attendees. There will also be some kind of assignment to complete beforehand. Read more info here:

If you would like to attend, I highly recommend registering as soon as possible in order to get the workshops that you would like. This is a very popular conference and space runs out fast.

Hope to see you there!