Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SCBWI Western Washington 2010

I had a blast at the 2010 SCBWI Western Washington Conference this weekend. Got to spend time with some old friends—Peter Brown, Suzanne Young, Johanna Wright, Laini Taylor and Jim DiBartolo (and Clementine Pie), Holly Cupala, plus the whole SCBWI crew, like Jaime Temairik, Laurie Jones, Laurie Thompson, Kim Baker, Jolie Stekly, Joni Sensel, Kevan Atteberry, Liz Mills, and on and on... plus new faces (to me, anyway ... I hardly ever leave the house, so most people are new faces to me) like Jay Asher, Mitali Perkins, Paul Rodeen, and Elizabeth Law. (Any names I forgot to drop?)

I did two sessions: Graphic Novels Two Ways (which goes into fairly technical detail about how Jenni and I create the BABYMOUSE series as well as the forthcoming SQUISH series, due out next summer) and Author Visits: Comics in the Classroom (which gives authors and illustrators some ideas about activities for author visits).

As promised to my intrepid attendees, here are PDFs of the two slideshows:

Graphic Novels Two Ways (PDF, 15MB)

Author Visits: Comics in the Classroom
(PDF, 3MB)

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