Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stories for Children Magazine -Summer Issue Illustration

A recent Illustration for the Stories for Children Magazine Summer Issue. I used this as an opportunity to expand on the newer style. I may revisit this image and change some things. But I like the direction this more youthful and bright style is going.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New single from Jill Scott feauturing Anthony Hamilton

This is my JAM!!! Love this song and video! Jill looks beautiful, gorgeous, spectacular!! Luv!!!

Wonder Woman debuts on Brave and the Bold tonight!

Cool to see this! Licensing issues seem to plague Wonder Woman not showing up more often in cartoons. Great to see her on here. With the 70's TV show theme and EVERYTHING! HA!

Cover Options

These are a couple of cover options for my next Childrens Book project. (More on that later.)

Wonder if one of these two will be picked? What do you think?
I'll post the final art with title once the decision is made!
Option 2
Option 3

Also, there were three options. The first option was the same as the first with a bar of color at the top and bottom for the type to be placed on top of.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

IRA Convention

Part of what we want to do here as a group is expose the vast number of resources that are available to those wishing to break into the Children's Market. There are a number of events and organizations that seek to do this and open up opportunities for not only exposure to the greater intricacies of the community but also great networking opportunities. One such group is the IRA (International Reading Association).

Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:

* Improving the quality of reading instruction
* Disseminating research and information about reading
* Encouraging the lifetime reading habit

They have annual conventions as well that feature multiple authors/illustrators from the Childrens Educational Market. Please go their site and consider membership and research what they have to offer to you as an author/illustrator within the Children's Market. This year the International Reading Association 56th Annual Convention will be in Orlando, Fl. from May 8-11th. Publishers represented include but are not limited to; Scholastic, Mcgraw Hill, Pearson and Simon and Schuster.

Visit their site for more information about the IRA in general.

Visit this site for more information regarding the convention.