This blog post is to invite y'all to stop by the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN on June 22nd at 2 p.m. To join me for a talk about children's book illustration: Draw Me A Story. It is in conjunction with the Customs House Museum display all about The Wizard of Oz.
The talk is open to the public just for the entry fee to the Museum.
You can see more about the Museum here: http://customshousemuseum.org/ and more about the lovely interactive Wizard of Oz exhibit here: http://customshousemuseum.org/temporary-exhibits/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz
I plan tell a bit about my journey thru a little slice of the children's book publishing world. To go along with that I'm posting here a list of websites that I've found most helpful:
My Website: http://www.lyneart.com
Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators http://www.scbwi.org/
Midsouth chapter of SCBWI http://midsouth.scbwi.org/
Predator and Editors website to find out about companies http://pred-ed.com/
Articles about the business of writing/illustrating http://www.underdown.org/
You can find these books and magazines at bookstores or online:
For Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market books http://www.writersdigest.com/
For 2014 copy:
For the Writer Magazine http://www.writermag.com/
For Highlights Magazine info https://www.highlights.com/
During my talk I discuss the importance of laying out your ideas for both the verbal and visual portions of a children's book. To help in that I'm posting a version of a “book chart” used for a 32 page children's book.