“When did you start drawing?”
-I started drawing before I could talk. My brother and I developed our own visual language to explain our thoughts before we could verbalize them. We drew lots of other things too, I drew animals while my brother drew houses. (My older sister fancied horses and practiced trotting and galloping.)
Eventually, I discovered the magic of reading and writing. The conversation with pictures and words continues to this day.
“I have a Picture Book story I have written and/or illustrated, what do I do next?”
-Join SCBWI (Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators). You will find resources such as: where to find classes, critique groups, and other professional information pertaining to the Children’s Literature Industry. I include more info. in my blogpost, “Paths to Publication”.
Can you recommend any references materials?
I have compiled a handy-dandy list of books to learn about writing and illustrating for children’s literature, on my blog. [+] more good reads…
“Are you hiring?” -No, I am not.