Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coming Soon! The SCBWI Board Illustrator Committee Blog

The SCBWI Board of Advisors has a terrific Illustrator Committee whose mission "is to be a source of challenge, encouragement and inspiration for our illustrator membership," says Priscilla Burris, U.S. Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI.

To move forward with that mission, the committee, which, in addition to Priscilla, includes Cecilia Yung, Pat Cummings, David Diaz, Bridget Srevens-Marzo and John Shelley, is starting a blog especially for SCBWI member illustrators.

The SCBWI Board Illustrator Committee Blog will offer an outlet on the SCBWI website for the committee members to share, educate, and communicate with illustrator members. "Along with our ongoing responsibilities strategically planning events nationally and internationally for our illustrator membership, this blog serves as an extension of what the SCBWI Board of Advisors Illustrator Committee strives to provide--a place to share and communicate, challenge, inspire and instruct our illustrator and author/illustrator members," says Priscilla.

"We look forward to sharing insights, technique talks, portfolio suggestions, and an array of issues and topics of specific interest for illustrators and author/illustrators."

The blog will kick off soon in the Illustrators Corner area of the SCBWI site. I'll post and tweet a link as soon as it gets going.


Nina Crittenden said...

Sounds terrific! Thanks for keeping us all in the loop, Alice! :)

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Oh FANTASTIC!!! I tried to create one for the Southern Breeze region, but it's been slow to take off. (You can see it at http://sbillustrators.blogspot.com/ if you're curious.)
Yay, yay, yay!

Maria Senkel said...

Wooohooo! that sounds great. Thanks for letting us know.

S.C. Watson said...

Looking forward to it!

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John Deininger said...

Heck yeah - can't wait!

christine tripp said...

Terrific news! Thanks to the committee of illustrators setting this up. Between their own professional illustration career's, the usual personal demands on their time and their hard work with SCBWI, they go above and beyond!
We need this though, very little is offered for illustrators and while I know we make up a very small percentage of the SCBWI membership, we are HALF or more of all the picture books out there:)