Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for January, 2021
Happy Holidays to one and all in what has been the most tumultuous year many of us have ever experienced. As 2020 draws to a close (phew!), at least one thing remains unchanged: it’s time once again for the annual Writers’ Rumpus Review!
To transform a preeminent and beloved literary work into a graphic novel for young adults is a challenge for the brave. K. Woodman-Maynard’s adaptation of
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for November, 2021
The personality of a picture book evolves from the characters in your story. You, the illustrator decide whether they are cute animals, realistic children, or
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: At a family event, my cousin and his daughter approached me wanting to connect me with the daughter’s friend who was having
This is a review of three books which together will help you build your illustrations. Molly Bang’s Picture This: How Pictures Work illuminates the core principles of
I always enjoy Writers’ Rumpus blog posts, whether they be debut book announcements, interviews with prolific authors and illustrators, or timely tips of the trade.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Charnelle, what beautiful illustrations you created for Alice Faye Duncan’s text, JUST LIKE A MAMA, a lyrical read aloud celebrating adopted children,
Publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators now heroically face an invisible foe. However, creative people have powerful solutions and wise workarounds to battle this hazard. The
Something especially for Covid19 shut-in kids: Sarah Lynne Reul reads aloud her book The Breaking News here. The book is particularly pertinent now in view
Two delightful debut picture books recently graced my doorstep, courtesy of Candlewick, and it’s my pleasure to introduce them to all of you. “What a
This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels was beautifully illustrated by new talent Wesley Davies whose digital art skilfully depicts various species
What better way to lift someone’s spirits than with the unexpected gift of a beautifully rendered classic like BLACK BEAUTY, written by Anna Sewell with breathtaking illustrations by Christian Birmingham.
How the generosity of writing communities turned a blog post idea into a whole new resource page and 12 monthly posts.
In tribute to a beautiful person One day Teri Weidner baked brownies for an illustrators’ party. She sprinkled on coconut “snow” and outlined a bear print