Friday, August 17, 2012

Bamboo Doodle (Bamdoodle?)

This post from illustrator Matthew Cordell's excellent blog inspired me to dig out my bamboo pens today. Here's one of the results (with burnt umber ink and a bit of watercolor). I haven't had a day of mindless (read: Not Connected to a Contracted Book) doodling for awhile. It's good for the soul.

However, I think I might need a new/better scanner...

EDIT: On second thought I think the term should be Bamboodle. There, my work today is done.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Festival of Children's Books on Saturday

I'll be part of the Festival of Children's Books at the Chester County Book Company on Saturday, August 18. The event runs from 2-5 and I'll be presenting at 3. This great group of authors and illustrators has been assembled by the Eastern PA chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Nine years ago, I got my big break into publishing via a portfolio review at their annual conference.

Stop by to meet a gaggle of authors, support a fantastic indie bookstore, and learn more about SCBWI!