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1. Illustrator Saturday – New Pieces from 2012 featured Illustrators

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Barbara Johanson Newman was featured on …. Click Here to View.

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Sarah Dillard was featured on August 19th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Roger Roth was featured on July 7th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Kirstie Edmunds was featured on August 4th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Vin Vogel was featured on November 10th.  Click Here to View.

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Brian Bowes Ichabod’s Ride Home. He was featured on May 12th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Lisa Achin was featured on October 27th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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This is from a new collection of black and white work that Leeza Hernandez created for a gallery show in September. It’s Oliver Twist! The title of this piece is “Please, Sir …” Leeza was featrued on June 30th 2012. Click Here to View.

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Jill Dubin featured on August 25th, 2012.   Click Here to View.

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Nancy Armo featured on April 28th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Kathleen Kemly was featured on April 7th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Tim Bowers was featured on July 28th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Ruth Sanderson was featured on March 17th, 2012.   This painting was from a two-day painting workshop Ruth taught on August 10th and 11th at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  Click Here to View.

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Kevin O’Malley was featured on April 21st, 2012.  Click Her to View.

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Kris Aro McLeod was featured on February 11, 2012. Click here to view.

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Sandra Salsbury was featured on March 24th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Betsy Snyder featured on …. art from a baby collection I did for Papyrus (inspired by her book HAIKU BABY. Click Here to View.

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Melissa Iwai featured on  October 13th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Gabrielle Grimard was featured on October 20th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Juana Martinez-Neal was featured on December 8th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Roberta Baird was featured on January 7th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Courtney Martin featured on January 14, 2012. Click Here to view.

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Nancy Cote was featured on June 2nd, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Michele Noiset was featured on September 22nd, 2012 …  Click Here to View.

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Joanne Friar’s Christmas card for this year. She was featured on March 10th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Louis Bergeron was featured on May 26th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Josée Bisaillon was featured on September 15th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Roberta Angaramo featured on February 18th, 2012.   Click Here to View.

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Kelly Kennedy was featured on February 25th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Kathi Ember was featured on October 6th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Cheryl Kirk Noll was featured on September 29th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Lauren Gallegos was featured on November 3rd, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Jennifer Grey Olsen was featured on November 24th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Casey Girard was featured on February 4th. Click Here to View.

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Barbara DiLorenza was featured on April 14th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Hazel Mitchell featured on February 19th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Anne Belov was featured on June 23, 2012. Click Here to view.

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Robbie Gilbert was featured on August 11th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Elizabeth Stanton featured on May 19th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Susan Drawbridge was featured on May 5th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Sarah Brannen was featured on July 21st, 2012. Click Here View.

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Alik Arzoumanian was featured on June 16th, 2012. Click here to View.

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Sara Jane Franklin was featured on November 17th, 2012. Click Here to View.

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Wendy Grieb was featured on January 28th, 2012. Click Here to View. Above and below two sculpture Wendy did of two of the characters in her books.

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Jon Strommel was featured on September 8th, 2012.  Click Here to View.

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Kathy


Filed under: authors and illustrators, inspiration, picture books Tagged: Gabrielle Grimard, Kathleen Kemly, Roberta Angaramo, Roger Roth, Ruth Sanderson, Sarah Dillard, Tim Bowers

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2. Free Fall Friday – May – Kudos

Our Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman sold their BLONDE OPS, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady, to Kat Brzozowski and Peter Joseph at Thomas Dunne Books, for publication in 2014, by Natalie Fischer Lakosil at the Bradford Literary Agency (World).  Congratulations Nat and Char!

Liza Royce Agency just sold two picture books written by Tori Corn.  I wonder which one will be considered her debut book?  Way to go, Tori!

At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Angela Zurlo has been promoted to production manager for the Books for Young Readers and Paul Wiseman imprints, effective June 1. Navah Wolfe and Julia Maguire have been promoted to associate editor, BFYR. In addition, Richard Ackoon moves up to executive coordinator, Laura Roode has been promoted to associate art director, and Krista Olsen moves up to design associate.

Today’s the last day to send in your first page inspired by Kathleen Kemly’s May’s Picture Prompt. You will find Agent Melissa Sarver critiques of four submissions on next Friday’s post. Kathleen’s art work was featured on Illustrator Saturday a few weeks ago. http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/illustrator-saturday-kathleen-kemly/

Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “May 26th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: Here is your chance to show off a little. I am looking any subject matter as long as it has a few flowers in the illustration. I will post some as they come in during the month, but I will definitely post all by May 31st, so I need to receive your illustrations no later than May 25th. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and includes a blurb about you and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “May Illustration” in the subject box.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Filed under: Editor & Agent Info, inspiration, opportunity, Writer's Prompt, writing excercise Tagged: Agent Melissa Sarver, Blonde OPS, Charlotte Bennardo, First Page picture prompt, Kathleen Kemly, Natalie Zaman
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3. Inside Story Presentation -

Yesterday, Jo Gershsman - fellow POBL member, friend and co-illustrator, and I gave our Inside Story presentation at University Bookstore.


We were on a panel with a number of other local professionals - including another POBL-member Kathleen Kemly, and hero-artist Richard Jesse Watson.


Jo and I went for a somewhat silly, light-hearted approach (that actually mimicked real life more than one might think). (The text will be attached below if you are interested.)


Kathleen gave a fun presentation on her two historical picture books published this year.


A couple of other POBL members also attended - which made for a lovely, supportive evening for all.

[Ed. note, added later: Jaime Temarik, our intrepid Inside Story organizer, has written up a review of the first half of the evening on her blog here].

Inside Story Presentation:

Hello, I’m Tara Larsen Chang. And I’m Jo Gershman. And we’re sharing with you a very brief and abbreviated version of our latest collaborative adventure in illustration and chocolate -

Ring.

Jo: hello

Tara: Hey Jo, the publisher, Feiwel & Friends just offered me a new series to illustrate. It’s about flying Fairy Horses based on Breyer’s Wind Dancer models, and has just a handful of illustrations per book. I should be able to fit *that* into my schedule in a couple of months when we begin.

Jo: Oh, that sounds like fun….I’m working on elves and Santa Claus… I wish I could work on horses too…

3 months later-

Ring.

Tara: hello

Jo: Hi Tara. Guess what - I just took the most incredible drawing class on horse anatomy.

Tara: No kidding??? Do you remember that ‘easy’ fairy horse project? NOW they’re asking for between 40-50 illustrations per book, and they need the first four books completed in only 10 weeks!

Do you want to help??

Jo: Yes! Absolutely!


Some time Later. 3pm

Ring.

Jo: hello

Tara: Hi Jo, we need to coordinate the next book’s art list and divvy up the work in the most visually unified way possible .

Jo: It’s a good thing we’ve worked on projects together before, or it would be much more difficult to harmonize the look of these books.

Tara: Well I can’t tell you how nice it is to collaborate with you on this project! With the schedule and the hours we’re keeping, it makes all the difference to have someone else intimately involved in the details and decision making.

Jo: I may need to make a major investment in Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Some time later. 6 pm

Ring.

Jo: hello

Tara: Hey Jo, you know the horse characters in these books? Each one has its own personality and will do a number of non-horsey things – like combing their hair, making pies and flying. And since Breyer is commissioning these books they also have to be anatomically accurate –

Jo: You know, Breyer’s been known as the ‘Home to the World’s Finest Model Horses’ for over 50 years now. They’ll be checking our horse anatomy with a fine tooth currycomb.

Tara: So the trick will be conveying human expressions and actions as well as magical ones (like all the flying) while still keeping them realistic enough!

Jo: Tricky, but doable – kind of like those reindeer who fly and talk with Santa.


Some time later: 9pm

Ring.

Jo: hello

Tara: Needing a chocolate fix to stay awake.

Jo: Do you think it’ll help the visual consistency if we eat the same kind?

Tara: It might be worth a try. :-)

Jo: Speaking of visual consistency, we need to be sure we’re painting on the same paper and using the exact same color palette.

Tara: Our choices are limited by the nine colors on these Wind Dancer models. So we’ll have to pull out our “color mixing-fu” and mix colors for everything else in these books from these —that way everything will be consistent!

Jo: We’re going to need more chocolate.


Some time later: Midnight

Ring.

Tara: hello

Jo: Wings -

Tara: and chocolate -

Jo: and halos -

Tara: and chocolate -

Jo: and jewels -

Tara: and chocolate -

Both: Oh my…

Some time later: 2:30 am

Ring.

Jo: hello

Tara: Finished!

Jo: Sixteen hours of day for the final three weeks

Tara: We’re still alive.

Jo: And we’re still speaking to each other.

Tara: Did you see the East Coast email that just came from the art director? She wants to know if we’re ready to start thinking about the next four books?!!

(Both sigh and hang up the phone: “We’re going to bed!”)

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4. Happy St. Pat's Day!

'Had a very enjoyable St. Patrick's Day evening with some of my fellow POBLites who were having an arty evening.

A few of us went to dinner at a very atmospheric, old and renovated firehouse-turned-restaurant. In one of the dining rooms, Jo Gershman is having a mini-solo-show of her lovely still lifes (is that the plural of still life? lives? life's?) this month.
After dinner, we walked a couple of blocks to the independent book store down the street where Kathleen Kemly was being featured in a holiday book event -reading "Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun" -

- followed by Irish step dancers, gold and green treats and a shamrock hunt.

Then she got to sign books for her admirers (which include all of us. Way to go Kathleen!).
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And since it is St. Paddy's day, I will end here with my absolute favorite Celtic musician for your viewing and listening pleasure. Enjoy!
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(and a patched together Bonny Swans - I don't know if a complete version of this exists? I adore the visuals on this though:)

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5. Illustrator Saturday – Kathleen Kemly

Kathleen Kemly has wanted to illustrate children’s books since she was in third grade. She grew up in Michigan and studied illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. She is the Illustrator of many award winning books. Kathleen works in pastels, oils and pencil and has exhibited her pastel paintings in Seattle. She has worked with children as an artist in residence for middle school students and enjoys visiting schools and talking to children about illustration and creating characters.

Ms. Kemly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a recipient of the Seattle Arts Council Arts in Education Grant. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two grown sons. She likes to ski, hike in the mountains and be outside as much as possible.

Above and Below are Two illustrations from THE ICE POND – A Work in Progress.

Below is Kathleen’s newest book, MOLLY, BY GOLLY: The Legend of Molly Williams Americas First Female Firefighter. Written by Dianne Ochiltree and published by Boyd’s Mill Press. You will have to wait until the fall of 2012 for it to hit the bookshevles.

KT: This is so much fun. I just realized that Molly, by Golly was written by my friend Dianne Ochiltree. Did you have a chance to interact with Dianne while working on the book?

KK: Not directly, but she provided lots of reference material for me to use. She was also part of the illustration review process, not usual for a writer, because she is an expert on the history of fire fighters equipment and clothing. Her input really helped Molly come to life, along with her great story!

Couple all these great illustrations and a wonderful story by Dianne Ochiltree, to me, this is a must by book. Can’t wait until it is available to buy.

Here is Kathleen sharing her process:

I like to start in Photoshop with sketches. For a book I will do a bunch of character sketches first and then storyboard the book very loosely. When the storyboard is where I want it to be I’ll print it out and make a dummy to make sure there are few compositional redundancies and it has good ‘page turn-ability’. I like to have my art director and editor take a look at this point so they know and approve of the direction of the project.

Next I enlarge each thumbnail, in Photoshop, to the final art size and do the sketch. Drawing in Photoshop enables me to make changes easily, move, resize and warp until the drawing is just where I want it.

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6. Free Fall Friday – May Picture Prompt

May’s Picture Prompt was illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday a feww weeks ago. http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/illustrator-saturday-kathleen-kemly/

Please use it to help inspire a first page. I will announce the agent who will be out Guest Critiquer next week. Also since I like to give you three weeks to come up with something, I will post four of the pages along with the agents comments on June 1st.

Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “May 26th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: Here is your chance to show off a little. I am looking any subject matter as long as it has a few flowers in the illustration. I will post some as they come in during the month, but I will definitely post all by May 31st, so I need to receive your illustrations no later than May 25th. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and includes a blurb about you and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “May Illustration” in the subject box.

Last month I only received two illustrations and both of them are going to be featured on Illustrator Saturday. Hope I will hear from more of you this month, because everyone who visits this blog loves art.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Filed under: authors and illustrators, Consultation, opportunity, Writer's Prompt Tagged: Call for May Illustration, First Page Prompt, Free Fall Friday, Kathleen Kemly
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