Once again, SCBWI Houston pulled off a fantastic regional conference!
|A cake made with titles of our speakers's books.|
How could we not with speakers like these?
|(L-R) Peter Brown, Josh Adams, Paul Rodeen, Lucy Cummins, Stephanie Hedlund, Dani Young, Sara Sargent|
|Peter Brown's CREEPY CARROTS book trailer|
Author-Illustrator Peter Brown was our keynote speaker, and he shared insights into his creative process, his inspiration, and how he works on each story that comes across his desk. He was honest and funny, and many of us could relate to his struggles as a creative.
|Lucy Cummins' speaks during the Illustrator Breakout Session|
I unfortunately failed to get a photo of our fantastic portfolio showcase. We had the most portfolios ever shown at a conference, and the talent level was wonderful! Everyone really enjoyed getting to see the work of other illustrators. Lucy & Peter were our Showcase judges, and our winners were awarded with gift certificates for art supplies.
Grand Prize Showcase Winner was Austin's own Alicia Traveria
and Portfolio Showcase Runner Up was Takako Fisher:
Both illustrators have unique, colorful work that many enjoyed viewing.
And of course, we had our Silent Art Auction! Here's a peek at the rest of the wonderful houses donated to raising funds for illustrator events:
|Alice in Wonderland|
|Don't Dress the Pigeon!|
|Jules Verne-inspired spaceship|
It was a wonderful experience, and I hope all of the illustrators who attended came away inspired, motivated, and ready to take their craft to the next level!