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Indiana SCBWI's First Illustrator's Day!
 


Event Starts:
Saturday September 8, 2012
@ 9:30am

Event Ends:
Saturday September 8, 2012
@ 3:00pm

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Location:
4 Kids Books

4450 Weston Pointe Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077
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We'll be in the meeting room at 4 Kids Books Store.

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Indiana SCBWI's First Illustrator's Day!
 
When: September 8, 2012 
9: 30 a.m-3 p.m 
Where: 4 Kids Books 
4450 Weston Pointe Drive
Zionsville, Indiana 46077     
 
Space is limited to 30 people.
 
SCBWI Members: FREE (includes a box lunch)
Non-members: $40 (includes a box lunch)
 
The box lunch will include home-made potato chips, a cookie, and your choice of a turkey sandwich, chicken salad wrap, or veggie sandwich. Please specify your choice at registration.  If you have special dietary needs, you can let us know that you'll be bringing your own lunch. Soft drinks and water will be avalible. 
 
 
Contact : Sharon Vargo - sharonvargo@indy.rr.com
IN SCBWI Illustration Coordinator
 
 
Bring your portfolio or published work to briefly share with us so we can get to know each other, and join us for an exciting day with inspiring presentations from:
 
Nathan Clement, Illustrator and author: http://stickman-studio.com
Michele Farley, member of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Committee
Patrick Girouard, Illustrator: http://www.pgirouard.com
Jennifer Zivoin, Illustrator: http://www.jzartworks.com
 
 

When Nathan Clement was only four, he drew a picture of his pet turtle, and kept on drawing. Today, he’s a father with two sons, and draws what they love to see: big rigs and heavy machinery. He credits his boys with some of the inspiration for his previous books Job Site and Drive, which Kirkus Reviews in a starred review hailed as the “Great American Truck Book.” Nathan holds a BFA in art and writing from Indiana Wesleyan University '89, has worked in printing, publishing, advertising and marketing and maintains Stickman Studio. He and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana, within earshot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 
Nathan will speak about how he got his publisher, the change in publisher after his first book, and his relationship with his current editor.  Nathan will also share samples of his work and talk about the process of executing digital work.

Michele Farley is a former children’s librarian and consultant.  She was a member of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Committee and has worked to expand early literacy efforts across the state of Indiana.  She has also served as a judge for the Best Books of Indiana competition as well as the national River of Words art and poetry competition.
Michele is a former Randolph Caldecott committee member. She will talk about the criteria for the award, the process of the award selection and give an historic overview of the award.  
Michele will also be sharing some favorites picture books from the 2012 selection pool.
 
Patrick Girouard has illustrated over 100 books for children. They include Yikes- Lice!, winner of Science Books and Films Best Books, and I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. His illustrations have appeared in Sesame Street Magazine, National Geographic World, Kid City, Spider, Weekly Reader, Click Magazine and USA Today. You can also find his work on greeting cards, games, toys, puzzles, t-shirts, and his Mom's refrigerator door, (she's very proud). His work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators NYC, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Natalini Galleries Chicago, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and the Robert E. Wilson Gallery at Huntington University.
Patrick will talk about his experience in the many markets for children's illustrators. 
 
Jennifer Zivoin has loved creating illustrations since she first discovered crayons, and decided to pursue an artistic career at a young age. During college, she explored media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality. Jennifer's professional career began as a graphic designer, and she later became a creative director at a multimedia design company. Today, Jennifer enjoys living out her dream of creating art for children's books and products. One of Jennifer's favorite aspects of freelance illustration is the variety of projects that come her way. Her artwork has appeared on websites, decor products, in brochures, magazines, text books, educational materials and children's books. In addition to illustrating, Jennifer's hobbies include reading, cooking, biking and ballroom dancing - especially tango!  
Jennifer will speak about her experience of working with and without an artist representative. She was first published by Grosset & Dunlap as an unagented illustrator, and after several years of working in the children's book illustration industry, signed on with MB Artists, and is now exclusively represented by the agency.  Jennifer will discuss many of the questions that illustrators have about representation, such as "What does an agent do?", "Is represenation right for me?" and "How do I get an agent?"  She will also share her personal experiences regarding how being agented has affected her artistic style and illustration career.  
 
The schedule for Illustrator Day 2012 will be as follows: 
 
9:30 – 10:30 Welcome/Attendees introduce themselves & their work
10:30 – 11:15 Nathan Clement: Working with publishers and his digital process.
15 min break
11:30 – 12:15 Michele: Caldecott
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Patrick Girouard: The many markets for children's illustrators.
2:00 – 2:45 Jennifer Zivoin: Working with and without an artist representative.
2:45 – 3:00 Closing remarks/evaluations/door prize
3:00 Book signing by Nathan Clement and Jennifer Zivoin. Please support our speakers!