Sunday, November 15, 2009
SCBWI Conference 2009
This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the SCBWI (Society of Childrens Books Writers and Illustrators) Conference. This is a pretty fabulous conference to go to because they bring in an art director from a major publishing house! This year they invited Laurent Linn from Simon and Schuster. A portfolio critique directly from art director is definitely one of the most helpful critiques I've ever had. I love hearing the new ideas and suggestions from someone who really knows what's marketable in today's industry. Elizabeth Law, editor from Egmont U.S.A. was also there, and she also had some great things to say. It was a great weekend. I learned a ton, and I'm pumped and ready to make my work better!