most visuals by author Here’s something for writers and illustrators to consider: the painful physical effects of your work. Don’t laugh. I kid you not.
I took a mental trip back to preschool at the 2015 New Jersey SCBWI Conference. One quote, from author/illustrator Denise Fleming did the trick: “Every
Having been in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn, NY last year during the crazy busy Mermaid Parade, I was interested when I received an
By Diana Zipeto Recently, I bought Mariana Ruiz Johnson’s beautiful picture book, I Know a Bear. Published in 2014 by Schwartz & Wade, the book is about
By Diana Zipeto Writing and illustrating stories can feel a little like a game of pinball. Use the ball shooter to launch the story idea. Watch
By Diana Zipeto “Your image reminds me of Maurice Sendak.” “That character is very Peanuts-like.” “The way you draw reminds me of another artist, I
I loved Jenny Kostecki-Shaw’s work from the minute I read her books. They are beautifully illustrated with wonderful themes – kid friendly and parent friendly.
By Diana Zipeto At an art school critique many years ago, my figure drawing teacher told me, “Your drawings have improved, but you still need
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Can you tell us a little about your journey of becoming an author/illustrator? SARAH BRANNEN: I always knew I was going to
Like daffodils naturalized in the woods, all Native Americans, immigrants from everywhere in the world, people with various abilities, talents, handicaps, and preferences populate our
By Diana Zipeto Most competitive reality shows make me very nervous. They have far too much tension to make me feel like it is at
Writers’ Rumpus launched one year ago today with our first post, making today our one-year Blogiversary. Thanks for being with us on our writing and