October 23, 2010

Illustrator Links of Interest

I forgot to post these after the last meeting.  Here are a ton of resources for you guys to read through.

Conference Posts:
*Entire LA SCBWI 2010Conference notes, interviews and articles on official blog:
http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/

*Three part Conference wrap-up from another illustrator’s perspective:
http://lil-kim.blogspot.com/2010/08/scbwi-la-conference-wrap-up-part-1.html

*Quick Takeaway from the conference:


Advice from the Teetering Bulb: http://www.teeteringbulb.com/?p=1239

Arthouse’s Sketchbook Project 2011
(I’m doing this as are many children’s illustrators. Good way to get work seen as well as a great networking project. We share our work on Twitter and Facebook. )

Twitter’s Social Activities: Look for the hashtags (#topic)
Follow Fridays: #FF or #followfriday
Writer’s Wednesdays: #WW
Tweetchat Schedule: (easiest to do on Tweetdeck or Tweetchat)
*Sunday @8:30PM CST- #pblitchat
Transcripts and Req’d password here: http://picturebooksonly.wordpress.com/

*Tuesday night @ 8PM CST-#kidlitchat
Transcripts posted here: http://www.thehappyaccident.net/kidlitchat-transcripts/

*Thursday @ 8PM CST- #kidlitart- illustrators chat. New topic every week.
Transcripts posted here: http://kidlitart.blogspot.com/

Compiling Contacts:
Children's Book Council site:
http://www.cbcbooks.org/about/ourmembers
SCBWI market lists (available for download to members only at http://www.scbwi.org/)
Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market; new edition published annually
Harold Underdown's Who's Moving Where? page at The Purple Crayon
Interviews on sites such as IllustrationMundo
Browse the publishers' list at JacketFlap
Compile your own database from items in PW's Children's Bookshelf (free online newsletter) and Publisher's Marketplace (online subscription news service)

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